Wednesday, May 11, 2011

knitting knee-highs by: barb brown

Product Description
In this book, author Barb Brown takes sock knitting to new heights by teaching you the ins and outs of knitting kneehighs, a popular sock, but one that needs more explanation than most books and magazines give it. Here, in the first book on the topic, you will learn how to size these socks as you knit them, with 20 great patterns to pick from. Each of the 20 knee-high patterns comes with a variation that features that design in a different color and style of sock, perfect for knitters who want to mix up their sock drawer.
About the AuthorBarb Brown is the owner of Wild Geese Fibres, an online business specializing in natural fiber yarns for socks and lace. She teaches knitting and lace-making at yarn shops and community colleges. Her work has appeared in magazines A Needle Pulling Thread, Yarn Forward and Twists and Turns as well as in the book Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn.

Peek inside Knitting Knee-Highs HERE!!!

"Knitting Knee-Highs" is not just for the lover of knee-high stockings: the 20 great patterns are shown with variations of the non-knee-high variety, for those who like their socks shorter, there is even a pattern for leg warmers!
I was thrilled to get this book! I love knitting, but I have never branched out to socks...until now! Knitting Knee-Highs is full of beautiful and just plain stunning socks. The patterns are lovely, and the directions for customized fit are good. If you like knee-socks, you'll love Knitting Knee-Highs!
Some of my favorites that I will be sporting this fall:
Flora Knee High Page 59.
These sock are stunning! I cannot wait to get these started!
Counterpane Knee High Page 99
Beautiful and delicate! LOVE!
I'd be lying if I told you those are the only socks I like! I think that I'm completely in love with every single pair in this book! I'm sure my husband and I will have over flowing sock drawers come fall!
If you're a sock knitter, a lover of stranded patterns, looking for more than ho-hum socks or love new and interesting techniques and folk-inspired patterns, you will absolutly love this book. Even if you are a beginner, I think you will still love this book! It's always fun to learn something new!!
Happy Knitting:)

Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Krause Publications; 1 edition (February 24, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 9781440213694 ISBN-13: 978-1440213694 ASIN: 1440213690

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