Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers
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Work from the ground up with knitwear design: create your own socks!
Sock Knitting Master Class showcases methods for designing and knitting creative socks, featuring signature elements and techniques from 16 top designers. You'll learn what makes good sock design, and then dive into knitting 18 spectacular, brand-new patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques.
With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, Sock Knitting Master Class explores such techniques as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round. Plus, you'll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit the soles. On a bonus enclosed DVD, Ann showcases all you need to know to knit fun, inventive socks, including a few special tips from this master sock knitter.
Sock Knitting Master Class is an all-star assembly of the most inventive, exciting designers working in socks including Cookie A, Kathryn Alexander, Nancy Bush, Cat Bordhi, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Anne Hanson, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Meg Swanson, Anna Zilboorg, and many more. And you'll also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes.
short length and circumference of a sock. Another limitation is that shadow knitting is worked in a combination of stockinette and garter stitch, which doesn’t have the same widthwise elasticity of ribbed patterns. Therefore, you want to be sure to knit the sock tight enough that when the fabric is slightly stretched, it will hold the sock up and hug the foot. Keep in mind that the pattern shows up best with a round, tightly spun yarn knitted at a tight gauge—consider working at one to two
needle, then knit 1 from the front needle, then pass the first stitch over the second and off the third needle—1 stitch remains on the third needle. *Purl 1 from the back needle (figure 1), then pass the previous stitch over it and off the needle—1 stitch remains on the third needle. Knit 1 from the front needle (figure 2), then pass the remaining stitch over it and off the needle (figure 3)—1 stitch remains on the third needle. Repeat from * until no stitches remain on the first two
three-dimensional quality. In terms of color, you’ll definitely want to stick with a solid or flickering semisolid because more strongly contrasting colors will create jarring horizontal lines that detract from the graceful downward flow of the cables. — Clara Parkes Leg CO 56 (64, 72) sts. Arrange sts as evenly as possible on 3 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in rnds, being careful not to twist sts. CUFF NEXT RND: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1. Rep
outside cable panels in St st, cont in established patts until Rnds 1–16 of cable panels have been worked 2 times—32 cable panel rnds total; piece measures 4¼" (11 cm) from CO. TRAVELING LEG SECTION Cont cable panels as established, work the right and left sock separately as foll. Right Sock NEXT RND: (Rnd 1 of cable panels) M1 (see Glossary), k1, slip marker (sl m), work 16 sts of left cable panel, ssk, knit to next m, sl m, work 16 sts of right cable panel, k1—2 St sts before
64 leg stitches, place the 32 heel stitches on one needle. STEP 2: For the first half of the heel, work 1 less stitch every row until about 20% of the heel stitches remain worked in the middle. To close the gaps at the turning points, work a yarnover before the first stitch of every row, working backward yarnovers on wrong-side rows. This will create a paired stitch (the regular stitch plus its accompanying yarnover) at every turning point. STEP 3: The second half of the heel continues on the