Knitting Techniques - Socks - Rita Taylor
Socks are a quick, portable knitting project, but with numerous ways to create the heels and toes, they can seem complex. This accessible book breaks down the key construction techniques with step-by-step tutorials and examples, to demystify the process for new knitters and inspire more confident knitters with new stitch patterns and finishes. Measuring guides, yarn advice and design considerations also ensure you can produce socks that are not only well-knitted, but fit well and are comfortable too. Topics covered include: types of yarn, needles and equipment, including how to use circular and double pointed needles; sock construction techniques for different heels and toes and finally, sizing and measuring with consideration to different sock styles and purposes. There are thirteen complete sock patterns to practise the different construction techniques.
Rita Taylor is a self-taught knitter who has been designing for more than twenty-five years. She has designed for yarn companies and several publications, including top knitting magazines such as Knit Now and The Knitter, and is keen to pass on her knowledge to others so that they can continue to promote this long established and practical skill.