Knitting The Perfect Pair: Secrets To Great Socks

Knitting The Perfect Pair: Secrets To Great Socks

by Dorothy T Ratigan


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Check out this fancy footwork!

Discover the joy of socks! Knitting the Perfect Pair leads you step-by-step through a variety of styles, from warm and classic to cool and fashionable. Take a walk on the wild side with fishnet stockings. Wrap your toes in the romance of lace-cuffed cable socks. Treat your feet to the ultimate comfort of cozy thrummed house socks, or dress them up in fancy Fair Isle socks or socks with funky, textured stripes. You'll find styles fit for every foot!

Knitting the Perfect Pair includes:

  • 12 patterns ranging from the traditional to the -fashion forward, for women and men.
  • Sizing advice and construction tips for socks that fit like a glove.
  • Everything you need to know about yarn and needle selection, different cast-on and bind-off methods, heel turning and toe shaping variations, basic stitches, increasing, decreasing and grafting—plus care tips for hand-knitted socks.
  • A wide variety of construction techniques and variations (ruffles, ribbing, tassels, articulated toes and more!) so you can mix and match your way to fabulously original footwear.
No need for cold feet with the easy-to-follow, detailed directions inside, even beginners can turn out results that will knock your store-bought socks off!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600610523
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 922,200
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Ratigan's career in fiber arts spans thirty years. As a shop owner she sold needlecraft supplies and taught classes in knitting, crewelwork, crochet, needlepoint, weaving, bargello, embroidery and cross-stitch. As president and co-owner of Pine Tree Knitters, she designed knitted skiwear, oversaw a production staff and marketed finished items to L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer and others. She has worked on countless books and magazines and one of her designs is in The Vogue Knitting Book.

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