Knitting Techniques & Patterns For One-of-a-kind Socks
by Cookie A
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Sock Innovation – Ebook
From the publisher :
“Take your sock knitting off the charts with the new Sock Innovation eBook! Cookie A., pioneer of the unconventional sock, showcases traveling stitches, mirrored pairs, twists on the heel, and cables and lace and shares her secrets for making rule-breaking socks. Even if you haven’t been bitten by the sock bug, you’ll find fascinating technique information!
The Sock Innovation eBook aims to increase the skills of any sock knitter by exploring design and advanced stitch manipulation. Fueled by Cookie’s unique approach, you’ll be able to make modifications to suit your needs and aesthetics (and not just in sock patterns). This must-have book goes beyond the basic sock and explores complex stitchery, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed.
Cookie guides you through the details of her design process, which include:
Choosing a stitch pattern and adapting it to be worked in the round, turned upside-down and inside-out, widened or narrowed;
In-detail stitch manipulations including resizing, texture modification, and converting between flat and in-the-round;
Plus, clear and thorough inventive instructions, accompanied by photographs and illustrations, so you’ll learn to invent your own socks with unique details.
In addition to a thorough exploration of her own techniques, Cookie presents 15 original new designs with floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables. Inspired by women and men among her friends and family, these socks display an incredible range of style and complexity, from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.”