Review: Custom Socks by Kate Atherley

Custom Socks: knit to fit your feet is the type of technical book that I really love. Like me, Kate Atherley has a background in the software industry and that shows through in the systematic approach she has taken to sock knitting. What you need to know before casting on The book starts with a… Continue Reading: Review: Custom Socks by Kate Atherley

Review: Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd

This month’s sock book,¬†Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd, is a collection of patterns from well-known designers and contains an accompanying DVD. Mastering Good Sock Design The socks cover a range of techniques and styles, which are described at the beginning, in a chapter called Mastering Good Sock Design. This includes fit, yarn and… Continue Reading: Review: Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd

Review: CoopKnits Socks by Rachel Coopey

This month’s review is from one of my favourite designers. CoopKnits Socks was the first book Rachel Coopey brought out in 2013 and I bought it almost immediately. It contains ten patterns, featuring lace, cables and stranded knitting. The patterns The first pattern in the book is Dawlish, a cabled sock and I wrote a… Continue Reading: Review: CoopKnits Socks by Rachel Coopey

Review: Sock Innovation by Cookie A

This months book, Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques &¬†Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks by Cookie A, is one of the first knitting books I ever bought, and one that I love and continue to use to this day (hence the slightly battered appearance). Background I started really getting into knitting when I started Uni in 2007 (studying… Continue Reading: Review: Sock Innovation by Cookie A

Review: Lazy Sunday Socks by Jane Burns

This is the start of a series of new monthly blog posts reviewing some of my favourite knitting books. I’m going to begin by looking at Lazy Sunday Socks by Jane Burns. This is a book of five elegant beaded socks, all worked in Eden Cottage yarns. The Book I hadn’t made beaded socks before… Continue Reading: Review: Lazy Sunday Socks by Jane Burns

Review of Sock Architecture by Lara Neel #shareCPlove

I bought Sock Architecture a few months ago and it’s become one of my favourite reference books. While it includes some patterns, the main focus is on different methods of knitting socks. It has the most comprehensive selection of heels and toes I’ve ever seen. It’s maths heavy and includes equations on how to apply… Continue Reading: Review of Sock Architecture by Lara Neel #shareCPlove