Socks, Plain & Fancy
by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
112 pages, 105 b/w illustrations, softcover,
book is great for beginning to advanced sock knitters, especially aspiring sock
Linda Cyr, Knitters
With only two measurements (or the chart in Chapter 1), knitters can make
customized socks. The unusual (and easy) heel- and toe-shaping method works fantastically
well, with intriguing and endless individual design possibilities.
liked Knitting in the Old Way and Ethnic Socks and Stockings, by
Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, you will love Simple Socks, Plain & Fancy!
This is not an ordinary sock book, with patterns for you to reproduce. No, this
empowers you to knit plain socks that fit or to discover a flair for fancy designs
of your own invention.
Simple Socks presents the best-of-the-best
from Priscillas research on both Western and Eastern sock-knitting traditions.
Clearly written and illustrated, with complete reference tables and step-by-step
instructions (for both top-to-toe and toe-to-top knitting), Simple Socks offers a treasure trove of information for astute beginners as well as seasoned
sock knitters. This book will delight generations to come.
table of contents:
|1 Sock Sizing
Crew Socks: Top-to-Toe and Toe-to-Top
Design Inspirations and Considerations
elegance exclusive to the short-row technique: contrasting color at heel and toe,
horizontal stripes with bulls-eye effect at heel and toe, vertical stripes
that fold around heel and toe, vertical stripes on entire sock, combining the
best of both worlds (Western and Eastern sock-knitting traditions).
patterns: color-stranding, motif knitting, zigzag intarsia, true intarsia.
patterns: sculptured patterns, traveling stitches.
|4 Making Socks Last
|5 Beyond Socks to Mittens
Description and summary of table of contents
for Knitting in the Old Way