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Sock Innovation:

Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks

Author: Cookie A.

I love sock patterns designed by Cookie A. I’ve often found myself drooling over her socks on Ravelry because, in my mind, they are designed the way I would design socks – knitted from the cuff down, most have a heel flap with gusset, and a wedge toe. As a newer sock knitter, this was the way I learned to knit socks and what I am comfortable with. So when I found Cookie’s latest book, Sock Innovation, at the same book store for which I had received a gift certificate, I knew I had to have it so I could knit up some of those wonderful patterns. The book contains 15 beautiful top-down sock patterns of varying difficulties, including some patterns that a novice like me can follow without too much difficulty.

What I didn’t know when I purchased the book was the number of other wonderful ideas and hints the book contained. Cookie describes the techniques she uses to create her unique designs. She details sock construction and how to create different types of cuffs, heels and toes. An entire section is devoted to reading, translating and writing pattern charts. In addition, she encourages the reader to design her own socks and describes ways to determine the best design layout for those socks.

I found this book to be very resourceful and I’ve already used quite a bit of the information provided despite starting only one of the sock patterns. It may not be appropriate for someone who has never knitted socks before, but a basic understanding of the structure and construction of a sock would be all that is needed to begin the easier patterns. While I don’t quite feel ready to tackle the more challenging socks, I’m confident that I could create my own basic sock design using Cookie’s information as a reference.

-Review by Beth Brookshier

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