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!