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Socks a la Carte: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way
Socks a la Carte Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way
Author: Jonelle Raffino
Flip-book concept is unique to the marketplace in that knitters will be able to create literally thousands of customized sock designs by simply flipping divided pages. Socks a la Carte is the ultimate resource for sock knitters who want to design their own original patterns without starting completely from scratch. General instructions at the b...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781600611858
ISBN-10: 1600611850
Publication Date: 1/8/2009
Pages: 128
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3.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: North Light Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 5
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fibrogal avatar reviewed Socks a la Carte: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way on + 180 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
While the sizing is very limited (64 stitches, that's it), the styling options are wonderful. There are a lot of options for toe and heel styles, which I have never seen collected together in one place: band heel, origami toe or heel (okay, this is just a short-row toe or heel with no holes and no wraps), toesies (think foot gloves), thong toe, plus all the classics. There's even an option for a secret pocket! All patterns are top-down. While the cast-on choices are limited, they do seem to be the best ones. All patterns assume that you are using Tofutsies yarn, made from wool, cotton, and Soysilk, although it is noted that you can use any sock yarn. Personally, I think that if you are using sock yarn and 64 stitches, you better have a small foot.

The book would have been much improved with diagrams explaining what each option is along with the photographs. Folks familiar with sock knitting won't have much trouble knowing what each is, but beginners may not know what they have chosen until they knit it.
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catbookmom avatar reviewed Socks a la Carte: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way on + 52 more book reviews
Good idea, very bad execution. The sock samples are shown in a darkish-red, mottled yarn (one of their Tofutsies yarns, of course), so it is very difficult to see the stitch patterns. I bought this at Sock Summit 2009 and was sorry I did; I gave it away. Save your money for a better sock book.


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