Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Sock Book. Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet.

Since I tweeted a picture of the cover on Monday, I figured it was time to explain in a bit more detail.

The sock book I've been working on for the 10+ years I've been teaching knitting is nearly ready. It's to be released July of this year, from Interweave Press.

(The one in the picture is actually just a mockup, made for an accompanying video class I was taping.)

I've taken my Plain and Simple Sock patterns - both Top Down and Toe Up versions - and created a book all about how to make them actually fit your feet. 

I've provided the basic formulas and templates for both directions, and created the numbers for you for gauges from 4 to 9 sts/inch (including the important 6.5 and 7.5!), for finished socks from 5 to 10.5 inches in circumference. That's covering feet from 5.5 to 12 inches in circumference, and pretty much any possible yarn you might ever want to use.

And then. THEN. I've given you a ton of info on how to measure your feet properly to determine your fit needs, and how to customize the socks for those needs. 

Oh yeah, and there's some fancy patterns, too. Texture stitches, cables, lace, colourwork. All sorts of lovely socks.

The book also has all my sock knitting tips and advice and wisdom from nearly 20 years of sock knitting, and 10 years of teaching sock knitting.

It will be available at all your local book and yarn providers this summer. But you can also preorder now. If you want.


Christine said...

Wow! Congratulations...that book sounds amazing. Looking forward to buying it.

May said...

Hi Kate, I'm really looking forward to your new sock book. Congrats!