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 thoughts on “Favorite Socks…

  1. 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.


  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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;-)

  7. 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

  8. 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!

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