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Socktopus: The Knitter's Guide to Designing Socks
by Alice Yu
Sock knitters now have something to really get their needles into with the lavish and inspirational "Socktopus," which is packed with invaluable tips and 17 fabulous patterns. Full of clear, helpful instructions on topics such as how to create a perfect fitting sock and master unusual knitting techniques, "Socktopus "will enlighten and intrigue its readers. "Socktopus "is ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Taunton Press, Incorporated
(first published October 5th 2011)
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My nephew requested socks and I bought the yarn. Now I just need to find the perfect socks for him. He will be leaving (maybe) in May to be an English Teacher in a foreign country. This has been his dream. I would like to get some nice socks made for him. Even If I have to mail them to him. The socks in the book are very nice and a couple are plain, but seem feminine.
I saw some interesting patterns in this book, but nothing that wow'ed me. I think her patterns would show detail better in solid yarn choices, bit most were knit with variegated yarn. Her designs seemed geared towards a larger foot/fit. I would be concerned that many of the patterns would have to be altered to fit me. I am glad that this is on my library's shelves, but I would not purchase it myself.
Pretty patterns which make good use of her gently variegated yarn. There are some lovely touches on heel flaps and toes, but her design esthetic is fairly specific - if you like geometric patterns and textures and smaller motifs, this collection will be right up your alley. Clear technique photos and nice FO pictures. Socks offered in multiple sizes.
Nov 27, 2014 Mckinley rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Advanced patterns of many lovely socks. Need to learn the basics of sock knitting first! However, if one IS going to the trouble of knitting socks they should be fabulous and these would be.