Favorite Socks…

favorite_socks_cover.jpg…is a pretty good title for this book. Interweave is my favorite publisher so I knew I wouldn’t be too disappointed – if I was disappointed at all. There are 25 patterns in this book, 6 of which have never been seen before.

I mentioned that I like Interweave – I have been a subscriber of their magazine since I started knitting in 2004. This means that I have a few of these patterns – which is okay. As far as I’m concerned, having the patterns I like all in one book is much easier than trying to find them in the magazine. Here is a list of the patterns that are in the book which were previously published in IK (listed in order of appearance in the book):

  • Retro Rib Socks from Winter ’04
  • Ilga’s Socks from Spring ’01 (pictured at Right)
  • Uptown Boot Socks from Winter ’03
  • Priscilla’s Dream Socks from Fall ’00
  • Embossed Leaves Socks from Winter ’05Ilga’s Socks
  • Ute Socks from Fall ’99
  • Merino Lace Socks from Summer ’03
  • Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks from Summer ’00 (Spin Off)
  • Austrian Socks from Winter ’00
  • Padded Footlets from Summer ’05
  • Meida’s Socks from Spring ’97 (first pair of socks to appear in IK)
  • Cable Rib Socks from Spring ’05
  • Anniversary Socks from Sept/Oct’03 (Piecework)
  • Go with the Flow Socks from Spring ’05
  • Hidden Passion Socks from Summer ’02
  • Waving Lace Socks from Spring ’04
  • Eastern European Footlets from Winter ’03
  • Up-Down Spiral Socks from Summer ’00

A few of these patterns were also available online for free – and some for subscribers only. Like I said, having them all in one place can’t be a bad thing.

Elegant StockingsThere are six new patterns and they are all beautiful. One project that caught my eye are a pair of knee-highs from Ann Budd that taper by changing gauge with a smaller needle – not by decreasing the stitches. SO cool (see photo at Left). I’ve already gone through the book sixteen times and flagged all the projects I want to work on. Unfortunately, I can’t start anything new just yet since I’m working on a pair of socks for RR – the man requested socks, can you believe it? The man who “hates wool” ;o)

At this time Amazon has this book on pre-order – as does Barnes & Noble. If you don’t want to wait, go to KnitPicks. They have it in stock!

Oh and speaking of having things in one place – I found a site that has listed all the 2007 Knitalongs!

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19 Responses to “Favorite Socks…”

  • Amy:

    We have it in stock, or should I say “Had” it. It sold out as soon as I was taking it out of the box.


  • I can’t bring myself to buy that one when I have so many of those patterns already. I may wait til I can find a used one down the road because there are definitely one or two in there that I’d like to have. Books for the knitting library seems to be my ’07 focus!

  • You could have waited until my book arrived before you posted this. Just saying.

  • Thanks for the Knitalong URL! I’d misplaced it and was trying to remember what it was . . .

  • Those knee highs are fabulous. Maybe I do need yet another book of sock patterns…

  • I already knew I was putting this book on my Birthday Wish List, but this really sealed the deal. Thanks for listing all of the patterns. I only have IK starting in ’05, so most of the patterns will be new for me.

  • I had frogotten about that knitalong link. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Mine’s on order from Amazon, but if it’s not to me by the time the second Sensational Knitted Socks is out later this month, I am canceling and ordering from KP. I seem to be having a lot of trouble getting crafting books from them lately. Anyway, didn’t mean to complain. I really meant to say I’m glad you’re enjoying your copy!

  • Oh, the book looks wonderful. I love the magazine too. I haven’t knit much from it, but love to read the patterns and see the beautiful work.

  • Thanks for the review. I really want to check out this book.
    Also, thanks for the KAL link. Off to check that out right now.

  • Ooooo, thanks for reminding me to order it before I loose my library discount…

  • I love the book and think it is fabulous to have so many great sock patterns in one place. AND the errata should be worked out, too;-)

  • Oh, I just bought that book! I love it. Now I just need to actually use some of the patterns in all of the books I have instead of knitting plain stockinette socks every time. lol

  • Ya know, the knee-highs from Ann Budd are the only reason why I want the book. And thanks for the KAL list. I am going to see if my “NASCAR Knitting KAL” is in there. ;)

  • I have this book on my Amazon wishlist.

  • Glad th hear you like the book as my husband just ordered this for me as part of my anniversary present. Those knee highs are awesome!

  • Thanks for the book review – I wondered if there were going to be any new patterns. I think I must have it now…………

  • Very helpful review. Thanks for listing all of the patterns from the magazine. I don’t have a lot of those. I may have to get that book after all.

  • Vera:

    I love the book!!! Great patterns.

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