True Confession! I haven't sat down and really "read" a knitting book in a long time.... I peruse a bit, I look at photos, I read technique snippets here and there. But this book? I AM READING IT... Kate is smart, and witty and does a lot of math for you! One thing I love about this book is that if you are the kind of knitter who cares about how the math works to achieve perfect fit Kate dives deeply into all her formula's. On the other hand if you want the calculations taken care of so you can get knitting, she's done that too!
|Noche photobombed this shot, which I know Kate will approve of!|
Not only does this book contain "recipes" for basic toe-up and bottom down socks at the gauge and measurement of your choice (from 4 to 9 sts/inch), it also has 15 fabulous patterns all of which are written to be customizable so you end up with a sock that fits! Kate talks about yarn construction and fiber, all the techniques for working in the round (5 dpn's, 4 dpn's, magic loop, 2 circular needles, short circ needles), gauge, laddering, joining for working in the round, multiple heel sts, and so much more. This is really a sock encyclopedia!
|Lindisfarne from Custom Socks.... the sole is perfection!|
Time for a giveaway...
Who wants to a copy of Kate Atherley's Custom Socks?
Just leave a comment below by 12pm (EST) on Nov 3rd. Are you a sock knitter? How do your socks fit? Do you make any special adjustments? I'd love to hear your tricks!
I will randomly choose a winner and announce them in next week's Friday giveaway poof (I mean post!)!
Last week's winner...
Thankyou all for the great tips on recharging... I'd love to say that I tried them all! A combination of yoga, casting on a new design, tea, wine and staying in my pajamas worked wonders!
Congrats to .... ManxMom Get in touch so I can send you your new skein from A Riot of Color!!!