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Sock Knitting Master Class eBook + Video Download: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

New socks in a snap! The Sock Knitting Master Class eBook plus video download bundle showcases the methods of 16 top designers for creating original and artistic socks, featuring brand new designs. You'll start off learning what goes into designing and knitting a great sock, then dive into 18 spectacular patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques yet.

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With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, the Sock Knitting Master Class eBook plus video download bundle explores techniques, such as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round. You'll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit soles. With Sock Knitting Master Class, you'll be knitting like the pros in no time!

Sock Knitting Master Class eBook includes an all-star assembly of the most inventive and exciting designers working with socks today, including Cookie A, Kathryn Alexander, Nancy Bush, Cat Bordhi, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Anne Hanson, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Meg Swanson, Anna Zilboorg, and many more! As a bonus, you will also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes. From best-selling author, Ann Budd, get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from the best and brightest in the knitting world, while sporting the latest and greatest in sock fashions.

On a bonus video, Ann showcases all you need to know to knit fun, inventive socks, including a few special tricks and tips from this master sock knitter. You’ll find the video a great companion to learning both top-down and toe-up techniques. Grab the bundle and start knitting designer-inspired socks!

Table of Contents
Mastering Good Sock Design
Yarn and Gauge
Needle Choice

Top Down Construction
Top Down Cast-Ons
Top-Down Bind-Offs
Asymmetrical Cables- Cookie A
French Market Socks- Nancy Bush
Almondine- Anne Hanson
Happy-Go-Lucky Boot Socks- Veronik Avery
Thigh-High Stripes- Deborah Newton
Rose Ribs- Evelyn A. Clark
Twisted-Stitch Stockings- Meg Swansen
Knot Socks- Nancy Bush
Mock Cables and Lace- Ann Budd
Slip-n-Slide- Chrissy Gardiner
Toe-Up Construction
To-Up Cast-Ons
Toe-Up Bind-Offs
Up-Down Entrelac- Kathryn Alexander
Bulgarian Blooms- Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
Stealth Argyles- Eunny Jang
Terpander- Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Half-Stranded Socks- Anna Zilboorg
Pussy Willow Stockings- Cat Bordhi
Toe-Up Travelers- Ann Budd

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About the Author

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Finalist in the Reader's Choice Awards for Best Knitting Book of 2011.
"Budd’s latest book is a trove of expertise, with patterns from 15 of the craftiest sockistas around, no surnames necessary.  Every project adheres to the holy trinity of custom sock knitting—fit, comfort, aesthetics." - Cheryl Krementz, Yarn Market News
"Ann Budd is at it again.  She’s pulled together another great collection of patterns, this time from master sock designers.  There are 17 sock designs, and there isn’t one I wouldn’t love to wear." - Cindy Koepke, Knitcircus
"It seems like just about all the big names in knitting -- particularly sock knitting -- are featured in Ann Budd's excellent new book "Sock Knitting Master Class".  In addition to the fantastic patterns, which offer a wide variety of options for both toe-up and top-down knitters (and even one sock that goes both directions), an introductory section covers just about all you'd ever need to know about some of the design choices that go into making a sock." – Guide to Knitting
"If the designers aren't enough to draw you in, there's much more in here for sock novices and sock aficionado alike.  With topics like sock design, toe up and top down construction, and the best bind offs for toe-up socks, this book will take you from zero to sock in no time." – KnitPurl yarn shop (Portland, OR)
"This book is a really valuable collection of patterns and techniques that any sock knitter will use again and again.” – Jenny,
"I’m really glad to have this book because it has so many patterns, from lace to cable to colorwork, and the socks are all beautiful.  Also, the techniques have plenty of charts, diagrams and photographs to make learning easy." – Pamela MacKenzie,
"The facts alone will make you want this book: 15 of the knitting world’s best sock designers, 18 sock designs, Ann Budd talking basic how-tos and design tips and Clara Parkes talking sock yarn.  All of the technique and yarn information is so well organized and thought out that a knitter could read the book and not knit a single sock and still come away having learned a lot about sock knitting." –
"...the patterns! Beautiful, yet functional stitch designs and fun colors." – Knitting Editor
"It's not often that I scoop a book from the top of the review pile and take it home with me, and it's even less common for me to sit down and read it right away.  But with sock knitting on my mind, I was intrigued, so last night I sat down to peruse this over a cup of tea.  I was absolutely delighted to see that the first chapter of the book is devoted to explaining the whys and wherefores of sock construction.  Top-down or toe-up?  She's got it covered. Heel flap, short row or afterthought heel?  Ditto.  Want to choose from a pointed toe, a spiral or star toe, or a toe band?  She's got your back with that, too.  This book seems like just the right foundation for someone who's ready to strike out on their own – even if the starting place is just switching out the heel or toe treatment for one that suits them better." – Austen Gilliland, craft editor,
"You think you already know everything there is to know about socks?  After all, there are a multitude of sock books on the market these days, perfectly good books.  You know everything. you really?  Most (though not all) sock books I own are either filled with patterns with not a whole lot of time spent on technique, or they’re full of guidance but with blah patterns.  Of course, some do hit the balance between pattern and technique.  Some are fairly exhaustive, in fact, and you may already have them on your shelves.  But...they’re not THIS book.  First, this book is by Ann Budd, a genius in our time.  Master Class is the right name!" –
"Some features I particularly like in the book: each pattern has a box listing the different techniques used in the pattern; an overview of different styles of creating parts of the sock, such as a few different heel types, toes, and cuff treatments; both top-down and toe-up construction techniques.  If you are looking for some great new sock patterns or just looking to get started knitting socks, this book is sure to have what you need." – A Woolie Tale yarn shop
"If you're a fan of socks and of learning more about how to put together socks successfully, this one is a must-read." - Guide to Knitting
"Fifteen top designers, seventeen brand-new patterns, and an instructional DVD by Ann Budd--wahoo!  Put this book on your holiday hint list or buy it now.   Ann Budd is at it again.  She’s pulled together another great collection of patterns, this time from master sock designers.  There are 17 sock designs, and there isn’t one I wouldn’t love to wear.” - Knit 'N Style

SKU: EP4492

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ann Budd

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689169