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Socktopus : 17 Pairs of Socks to Knit and Show Off

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Everything to knit really cool socks. If you love knitting socks or want to learn how, you ll love Socktopus it s packed with inspiring designs, how-to instruction, creative patterns, and expert tips. Knitting socks has never been so easy or so much fun! 17 patterns from a top designer. Written by the renowned designer Alice Yu of the UK, it features 17 of her amazing patterns, each sized in small, medium, and large. And no more worries about getting the right fit. Just follow her simple directions for shaping toes, turning heels, sizing a sole, and fitting for a high arch for a custom fit. Love yarns? You re in for a treat. Because so does Alice. She devotes a complete section to exploring the subject, acquainting you with wonderful yarns and fibers in all their infinite variety. Another way this book gets your creative juice flowing. Intriguing possibilities. Socktopus will inspire you with ideas for creating your own one-of-a-kind socks so you can dive into knitting socks feet first! "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 159 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Taunton Press
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • 1600854109
  • 9781600854101
  • 136,537

About Alice Yu

ALICE YU is a renowned sock designer and Canadian expat. Socktopus started out as a sock club and hand-painted yarn shop, but has now grown into Socktopus sock yarns and the Knit Love sock club as well as one half of Knit Nation, London's summer knitting and spinning exhibition. Alice originally practiced as a lawyer in the City of London and has lived in London for 12 years.show more

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London-based Yu's yarn shop, sock yarn line, and role as cofounder of the Knit Nation knitting exhibition are marvelous gifts to the international knitting community. In her first published collection of patterns, she explores the wit and whimsy of knitted socks, demonstrating a flair for matching color with design. A few of the patterns will be familiar to avid sock knitters, but many are brand new, and the designs range from simple to intricate. One of the nicest features is the step-by-step photographic guides to unusual or unexpected techniques, such as the Channel Island cast on and Kihnu Vits braid. Sock knitters of all levels will appreciate Yu's exciting and attractive patterns.--Library Journalshow more

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