Monday, May 9, 2011

Knitting Knee-Highs by Barb Brown

Summary from Book Sneeze: In this book, author Barb Brown takes sock knitting to new heights by teaching you the ins and outs of knitting kneehighs, a popular sock, but one that needs more explanation than most books and magazines give it. Here, in the first book on the topic, you will learn how to size these socks as you knit them, with 20 great patterns to pick from. Each of the 20 knee-high patterns comes with a variation that features that design in a different color and style of sock, perfect for knitters who want to mix up their sock drawer.

This is a great book!  The pictures are wonderful as are all the sock patterns.  All the patterns are made from the cuff down and include graphic and written instructions. The first half of this book contains very detailed socks using two colors.  I personally like the second half of the book because it has more traditional single color patterns.  I would not suggest this book as a first book for a beginner since there are not intricate details on how to knit a sock as some other beginner books offer.  This book would be great for every sock knitters library for all the beautiful patterns as you become more experienced.

I just began kniting socks myself in April.  I am about to start my third pair tonight.  I learned by using the toe-up method versus the cuff-down as directed in this book.  My personal plan is to learn cuff-down after I have become more comfortable with toe-up socks so that I am not limited in my sock knitting patterns.  I am looking forward to knitting some of these patterns when that time comes around.

A special thank you to Book Sneeze for allowing me to review this book!

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