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Sock Innovation eBook: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks

Take your sock knitting off the charts with the new Sock Innovation eBook!

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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.

Table of Contents

Design and Socks

Sock Techniques
The Basic Sock Outline
Cuffs, Heels, and Toes
The Art of Placement

Stitch Techniques
Master the Basics
Inverting Stitches
Working with Charts
How Stitches Affect the Knitted Fabric
Adjusting Stitch Patterns to Fit Your Needs

Sock Design
At the Drawing Board
The Gauge Swatch
Planning Ahead to Put it All Together



About the Author

Cookie is a knitting addict living in Northern California. She is particularly prone to sock yarn impulse purchasing and knitting, has a darling cat named after a mathematician, and is in search of the most whack haircut ever. She has designed socks for Knitty and the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock Club as well as for her own pattern line, which debuted in 2007 and was an immediate hit. She has appeared as a guest demonstrating her sock-knitting techniques on Knitting Daily TV on PBS and Knitty Gritty on the DIY Network and has taught workshops around the country, including the knitting vacations and camps at Blue Moon Fiber Arts Camp Cockamamie, the Spindlicity Cruise to Alaska, and Sea Socks 2008. She sells her patterns at TNNA and Stitches, and they are distributed internationally.

Cookie A's sock patterns have been so popular that I know expectations were very high for this book. Having spent some time with it, I can say that the book meets and exceeds every expectation I had. This is a brilliant and valuable book that every avid sock knitter will want to own.
It's also a steal. You'd need an entire weekend workshop—which would cost you at least $100—to absorb what she presents in the design and technique section. And you get 15 gorgeous patterns that would normally retail for $6 to $6.50 apiece—adding another $90 to the tab. Instead, you get Cookie's wisdom, guidance, and inspiration for a mere $22.95. And best of all, it's captured on physical pages that you can leaf through again and again as you journey along your sock knitting path.
- Clara Parkes, Knitter's Review

SKU: EP4332

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cookie A.

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689930

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