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The old time skill of knitting handmade socks is growing in popularity. Along with it, an unending array of new sock yarns, circular needles, tools, and books are filling the sock knitter's
Knitting Knee-Highs includes lots of detailed instructions, charts, and a great chapter explaining how to make your own plain vanilla knee-high pattern or adapt your favorite sock pattern to make knee-highs. The fitting advice is thorough. This book is jam packed with lovely artful photos. Every knee-high, sock, anklet and legwarmer is shown in beautiful detail.
The beauty of the lace designs and the intricate color work designs make this book an excellent choice for confident knitters. These are sit down and concentrate socks. There are 18 patterns, each with at least one variation for regular socks, anklets, or legwarmers. Lots of choices for a plain vanilla girl! This one book could keep you busy through the end of the year.
While Knitting Knee-Highs is not a book for sock beginners, I feel confident that with Mrs. Barns' instructions, plain vanilla girls can learn to knit colorwork and lace socks in first simple and later complex designs. I think it's worth the $22.99 price.