The Knitter’s Book of Socks [Book Review]

The Knitter's Book of Socks Cover Do you knit socks? Then you really need to read the Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes, who is also the author of the Knitter’s Review, which is another awesome reference for knitters.
Back to the book. I got the Kindle edition from Amazon and boy oh boy do I love the instant download option. I want a book, I pay for a book and I get to read the book right at once all from the comfort of my couch. INSTANT GRATIFICATION. This book explains the science of sock yarn, and how it can make or break your sock. Unfortunately my local yarn stores carry no sock yarn, although I did manage to find a random skein a couple of days ago, so I don’t get to see the yarn before I buy it. Now if only there was a way to be able to touch the yarn when I shop online. Everything made sense, why fingering yarn is not always necessarily suitable for socks.
The book is divided into two parts; the explanation and the patterns. The explanation delves into fibers, yarn and the way it is spun or plied and how all of that affects your socks.
The patterns are all gorgeous too. I finally understand crimp, twist and plies. I also get why these things are important for my socks.
Now I just need to find a sock knitting book that explains all the different constructions. 🙂

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