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Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet

Custom Socks Knit to Fit Your Feet Whether you knit them toe up or top down getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge In Custom Socks Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and

  • Title: Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet
  • Author: Kate Atherley
  • ISBN: 9781620337752
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Whether you knit them toe up or top down, getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge In Custom Socks, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit a pair of socks that fit properly She calls on her years of experience as Knitty s Managing Technical Editor, where she hWhether you knit them toe up or top down, getting just the right fit on hand knit socks can be a major challenge In Custom Socks, Kate Atherley sets out to teach knitters of all levels the skills and tools they need to understand sock fit, and to knit a pair of socks that fit properly She calls on her years of experience as Knitty s Managing Technical Editor, where she has edited hundreds of sock patterns, to share this information in a way that is easy to understand with patterns that inspire.So go ahead and treat yourself to these 15 original sock patterns that are easily customizable and work with any needle configuration Your feet will thank you

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    1. Meg on said:

      When I think of knitting books devoted entirely to socks, I think of books with a little bit of a description about the inspiration for each pattern, some background on the techniques, and perhaps some short sections at the beginning and end about the techniques. I love those books and have quite a few of them, but this book is so much more than that.Kate has done an amazing job of providing all the sock information everyone should have when knitting socks. She talks about yarn (construction, co [...]

    2. Nostalgia Reader on said:

      I don't give star ratings to craft books, but this would definitely be a 4 star book if I did.Once I worked through the exhaustive measurements & formulas section (it's less scary than it sounds, trust me!), I can now safely say this is immensely comprehensive and inclusive of all types of foot & leg sizes and shapes. Taking your measurements as shown in the first chapter, combine with your gauge (for a basic stockinette average, I took the average gauge from a few well-fitting pairs mad [...]

    3. Zabet on said:

      Having gotten my hands on Kate Atherley’s newest knitting book, Custom Socks, I’m happy to report back for anyone who is on the fence about buying a copy! But first, some background on me and full disclosure time: I have been knitting for over a decade and co-authored Anticraft: Knitting, Stitching, and Beading for the Slightly Sinister, published by F+W in 2007. I have also worked with Atherley in the past on personal branding and various graphic design projects. Custom Socks is published b [...]

    4. Donna Holmes on said:

      If aliens landed on Earth and were handed this book, I am fairly certain they could learn to make excellent well-fitting socks with no prior knowledge. It's a comprehensive yet approachable book that easily qualifies as the sock knitting equivalent of June Hemmons Hiatt's encyclopedic Principles of Knitting and it also benefits from a close read. As an experienced sock knitter, I was primarily interested in the patterns (Oh, Valencia! will be on my needles shortly), but quickly found myself engr [...]

    5. Tilden on said:

      This is a book that is written as if it was a Ph. D. Dissertation on how to knit a pair of socks that fit. There are lots of charts and math. As a person who is adverse to math, I didn't read any of the parts that pertained to fit. Personally, if the fit is close enough, that's good enough for me. I knit for the enjoyment of it, and having to do endless calculations takes the fun out of knitting for me. Also, from past experience, all that calculating doesn't necessarily turn out like it is supp [...]

    6. Marciekr on said:

      I've been knitting socks for a long time but still had issues with getting them to fit my odd little feet - I wear a 6½ WW with a VERY low arch. With help from this book, my last pair fit me perfectly. Kate is the best!

    7. Emmalee on said:

      This is really good book when it comes to fitting socks to your feet.

    8. Sharon on said:

      This book contains everything you might ever want to know about knitting socks. And it's a full size book, beautifully photographed, and includes nice large charts.

    9. Lynda on said:

      Interesting book, but I think I either need to read it on my iPad or buy a physical copy.

    10. Mary-Margaret on said:

      I'm lucky to have taken classes with Kate Atherley, but never a sock knitting class. After reading Custom Socks, it's clear that I've missed something great. It's rare that you find a book with such beautiful patterns and information. Atherley takes the reader on the basics of socks -- it's more than "here's the gusset" and "ribbing 101. She methodically catalogues all the important considerations you should undertake before casting on your next pair of socks from choosing the yarn to measuring [...]

    11. Kathleen on said:

      This book is an amazing resource for sock knitters. Kate Atherley clearly explains the intricacies of sock construction in great detail. She also provides customizable patterns and an explanation of the equations needed to generate the number of stitches you need to custom fit socks to your exact measurements. This might seem unnecessary, if you have pretty average feet and a basic sock pattern works for you, but for people with non-standard foot/ankle/calf sizes, this book could be really usefu [...]

    12. Beth on said:

      In addition to basics about cast-on and sock anatomy, this book has detailed instructions about getting knee socks to fit. There are tables that give you stitch counts for different sized socks in relation to the gauge size. These tables of sizes and gauges are similar to the ones from Basic Knitters Handy Book of Patterns, which I have used for years. But this book gives half gauges and goes all the way down to a nine stitch per inch gauge. (too super tiny for me!)There are two color work patte [...]

    13. Kristine on said:

      excellent book. tons of research and math went into this book. I took a class from the author, and I can almost hear her voice talking on these topics :) and some of the patterns are really enticing - I haven't knit true colorwork socks (striping two colors is the closest I've come) but I want to - the lindisfarne pattern catches my eye. and the fitzcarraldo knee socks are so lovely. this would be a great book to add to my personal library of reference.

    14. Alejandra on said:

      If you ever want to knit socks that correctly fit your feet, then this is the book you must buy. I have several others and have done research on the web about knitting socks and I can honestly say this book his it all. It even has patterns so you can give it a go customising. Hand to heart: this is a sock knitters bible.

    15. Marci -Serendipitous Readings on said:

      I took a quick look inside when I downloaded it. Absolutely marvelous things to read inside comparing measurements, how to knit and more.

    16. Edith on said:

      Lots of good information in this book and very good for mathematically minded knitters.

    17. Jordan Phillips on said:

      Im gonna end up buying this so I can do the worksheets for my feet.

    18. Gregory on said:

      Functional formulas for your feet.Nice batch of formulas to knit socks that will conform to your feet no matter how oddly they might be shaped.

    19. Jane on said:

      This was a great companion to knitting my first pair of socks. I especially referred to the section on picking up stitches after turning the heel.

    20. Mare on said:

      Excellent book on knitting socks. Best so far for the person who already knows about knitting them. Highly recommend.

    21. Tammy on said:

      I love this book, I am using the charts in the front quite a bit. I did a video review on my blog: knittwhisperer/20

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