THE KNITTER S BOOK OF SOCKS

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The Knitter S Book Of Socks

Author : Clara Parkes
ISBN : 9780307586810
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A sock is a work of wonder. No other knitted garment has as many structural demands or endures as much wear and tear. The humble sock must defy gravity, suffer the confines of our shoes, and endure being trampled on all day long. All too often, the root cause of a sock's triumph or failure is the yarn itself. In The Knitter’s Book of Socks, Clara Parkes shows you how to knit socks from yarn up, following the sock yarn life cycle from its foundations to its final moments on a proud foot. By understanding a sock's basic needs—elasticity, strength, and moisture management—you’ll learn how to play with these tools like building blocks, confidently combining fiber, twist, ply, pattern, and clever stitch tricks to construct your perfect pair of socks. To help put these principles into practice, The Knitter’s Book of Socks also offers 20 fresh, original patterns from today’s sock-design luminaries, including Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Anne Hanson, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The socks presented here run the gamut from simple knit-and-purl combinations suitable for beginners to innovative designs with lush colorwork, swirling cables, and delicate lace. Understanding the elements of yarn is the first step on every successful sock knitting journey. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to make any sock yarn shine and love every pair of socks you knit. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Socks Socks Socks

Author : Elaine Rowley
ISBN : 9780964639157
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Provides patterns for basic socks, as well as children's socks, Icelandic socks, lace socks, and socks featuring specific colors, textures, or whimsical themes
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Knitter S Book Of Yarn

Author : Clara Parkes
ISBN : 9780307586988
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it. Now there is! With The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer. In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. And, because we learn best by doing, Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities (and minimize the drawbacks) of specific types of yarns. The Knitter’s Book of Yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Socken Aus Aller Welt

Author : Stephanie van der Linden
ISBN : 3772465854
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Vorgestellt werden 26 Sockenmodelle, deren Herkunft zumeist im heutigen Europa liegen. Vom einfarbigen Muster mit Zöpfen bis hin zum 4-farbigen Modell mit Jacquardmuster bietet der Titel alles, was man sich bis jetzt selbst als erfahrene Sockenstrickerin nicht vorstellen konnte.
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Toe Up

Author : Chrissy Gardiner
ISBN : 0981966802
Genre : Knitting
File Size : 55.2 MB
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Knitting socks starting at the toe allows the knitter to get a custom fit by trying on as she goes. It is also an essential technique for economizing as it allows the socks to be knit to the very last yard of yarn. In this action-packed book filled with tips, tricks and versatile patterns from designer Chrissy Gardiner, you'll learn how to incorporate her favorite cast-ons, toes, heels and bind-offs into all your toe-up socks using a series of fill-in-the-blank worksheets. You'll also find 15 patterns for toe-up socks to fit a wide variety of sizes and knitting abilities. Whether you're a beginning sock knitter or a seasoned expert, you'll find plenty of ways to keep your needles clicking and your feet warm in this indispensable book. "A veritable toe-up masterclass complete with helpful worksheets, well-illustrated technique tutorials, and 15 fresh and varied patterns from someone who is truly passionate about socks." -Clara Parkes, KnittersReview.com, author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn and The Knitter's Book of Wool "Any knitter will succeed and thrive under Chrissy s tutelage in this comprehensive and impeccably organized course in toe-up socks, with its generous menu of heels, toes, custom worksheets, and stunning original designs." - Cat Bordhi, author of New Pathways for Sock Knitters and Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles
Category: Knitting

A Stash Of One S Own

Author : Clara Parkes
ISBN : 1419727044
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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From New York Times bestselling knitting writer Clara Parkes, comes a new collection of essays and stories drawn from the yarn-loving, stash-collecting, close-knit community of knitters. This addictive-to-read anthology celebrates yarn--specifically, the knitter's reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what's lovingly referred to as a "stash." Consider contributions from knitting and teaching luminaries, including: Stitch 'n Bitch co-founder Debbie Stoller Meg Swansen, daughter of master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann Knitting blogger and author Susan B. Anderson alongside offerings from knitting greats Amy Herzog, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and Franklin Habit--plus, stories from a romance novelist, an illustrator, a PhD-wielding feminist publisher, a globetrotting textile artist, a licensed clinical social worker, and the people behind the world's largest collective online stash, Ravelry.com. The pieces range from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical as each seeks to answer the question of how the stash a knitter has accumulated over the years reflects his or her place in universe. The stories in A Stash of One's Own represent and provide validation for knitters' wildly varying perspectives on yarn, from holding zero stash, to stash-busting, to stockpiling masses of it--and even including it in estate plans. These tales are for all fiber artists, spinners, dyers, crafters, crocheters, sheep farmers, shop owners, beginning knitters to yarn experts, and everyone who has ever loved a skein too hard to let it go.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

A Knitter S Home Companion

Author : Michelle Edwards
ISBN : 9781453220757
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A Knitter’s Home Companion is an illustrated collection of stories, patterns, and recipes from beloved knitter and essayist Michelle Edwards. This heartwarming title will appeal to knitters interested in not only stitches, yarn, and patterns, but also in the lives of other knitters, the lessons that can be learned from their craft, the ways knitting helps knitters cope during difficult times, and the role of knitting in family life. “Let [this book] keep you company when you need another knitter’s voice beside you,” Edwards writes in her introduction. Like a good friend, A Knitter’s Home Companion will inspire readers to laugh, cry, remember, be thoughtful, cook, and, of course, pick up their needles—sometimes to soothe, sometimes to celebrate, and sometimes to just pass the time. Divided into four chapters—Motherhood, Home, Community, and Legacy—stories range from “But She Doesn’t Have Any Underpants,” about the challenges of knitting for family to “Home Ec Workshop and the Mystery of the Indian Slipper,” about finding community at a local yarn shop. Projects range from mittens and socks to a baby blanket and afghan.
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Knitlandia

Author : Clara Parkes
ISBN : 9781613129395
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A New York Times Bestseller Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes’s rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s 13th arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively. Join Parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like: Chasing a Legend in Taos Glass, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, Washington A Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, Oregon Autumn on the Hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool Festival Cashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland Fans of travel writing, as well as knitters, crocheters, designers, and fiber artists alike, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted. Whether you’ve committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, Knitlandia is sure to inspire laughter, tears, and maybe some travel plans of your own.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Elizabeth Zimmermann S Knitter S Almanac

Author : Elizabeth Zimmermann
ISBN : 9780486129839
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Expanded hardcover edition of expert's popular guide features 23 classic patterns for Aran sweaters, mittens, moccasins, and other items. Suitable for intermediate to advanced knitters. Includes new color photos, sizing charts, and more.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies