Take a step in a new direction!
Go beyond top-down or toe-up construction in New Directions in Sock Knitting. In the eighteen designs curated by knitting super star Ann Budd, you'll be treated to projects that range from traditional sock patterns to more challenging and innovative sock constructions. The socks in this collection use a variety of knitting techniques including double knitting, intarsia in the round, short-row shaping, mirrored color and texture patterns, and multi-directional knitting in both traditional and innovative ways. These techniques will have you casting on and knitting your socks from unexpected places--starting at the heel or sole or even from side to side! The instructions are all written in step-by-step detail that will ensure success, no matter which design you choose to knit.
Original, innovative, and unique, it's New Directions in Sock Knitting!
Ann Budd is a best-selling author of many books including The Knitter's Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Sock Knitting Master Class, as well as coauthor of a variety of books in the Style series. She teaches workshops throughout North America and beyond. Ann lives in Boulder, Colorado.
"Experienced sock knitters who relish a challenge will want to pick this one up, as will knitters weary of traditional patterns." --Library Journal
"For most knitters, teacher and best-selling author Ann Budd needs no introduction. There's plenty of variation in colorwork, texture, and technique for each to hold its own." --Spin-Off Reviews
"We love sock knitting, and Ann's designs have taken it to a whole new level. Explore all sorts of shapes, techniques, textures and colours in the 18 amazing designs, there are patterns for any competancy level. Plus, there's a great set of step-by-step guides in the back of the book as helpful reminders for when you get stuck." --Let's Knit