Loom Knitting Socks (Paperback)
A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks on a Loom with Over 50 Fun Projects (No-Needle Knits)
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312589981, 144pp.
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Socks are fun and easy projects to loom knit. In just a few hours you can create fabulous socks in every color, texture. and style imaginable! From thick socks for cold winters, to breathable sports socks for active knitters, this book can help you knit unique designs for all occasions.
Another book in the popular loom knitting series by Isela Phelps, this comprehensive book reveals everything you need to know to loom knit socks. There are 50 projects for no-needle knitting---from colorful baby booties to beaded sophisticated numbers.
As with the previous books, all the basics are covered in the comprehensive illustrated introductory chapter, so anyone, even a beginning loomer, is able to follow along. If this is your first time knitting a sock, turn to Socks 101 and make the class sock. It's easy and fast and only takes a few hours to master the technique. Move on to Sock Anatomy to learn about the different areas of the sock, the order in which they get knitted---toe up or toe down and what those terms mean. For experienced loomers wanting to learn more tricks of the trade there's invaluable advice in the book, everything from recommended yarns and sock sizes, to looming techniques and troubleshooting is covered.
The 50 patterns in the book are divided into seven categories: Simple Socks, Textured Socks, Colorwork Socks, Fancy Cables and Beads Socks, Lace Socks, Kids Socks, and even Footsies--describing other foot coverings that can be used for pedicures and yoga class. You are sure to find socks that appeals to family members and friends. So grab your loom and sock it to them!