Monday, May 2, 2011

Knitting Knee-Highs by Barb Brown

What an inspirational book! Reading this book was so enjoyable—great pictures, great stories, great text, great instructions!! This book by Barb Brown contains patterns for twenty awesome patterned knee socks. The patterns run the range from conservative to frilly to a little funky (in a good way!) I can totally see myself wearing these socks, or any one of these would make a valuable gift for anyone.

Besides the individual instructions for each style of socks, the book also contains information such as the formula for making socks knee-high, tips and tricks for custom fitting, converting knee-highs to other sizes, and general knitting information. She also gives tips on gauge and making a swatch to be sure your project turns out right. She also addressed one of my huge concerns, which is spending so much time on making socks and then being afraid to wear them for fear of wearing them out—she gives ideas for either repairing them or adjusting their function.

I have only ever knitted plain socks, I consider myself to be a very beginner knitter, yet I plan on trying one of these patterns soon. They are just too gorgeous to not try!

I highly recommend this book, with an explanation that I have not tried any of the patterns in this book, so I cannot vouch for their accuracy.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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