Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: F+W Media
Published:February 24, 2011
Physical Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.87"
Take your sock knitting to new heights!
If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Inside this book, you'll find resources to fulfill your every knee-high need. From casting on at the knee to grafting the toe stitches, Barb Brown will lead you step-by-step through creating a fabulous pair (or pairs!) of knee-high socks.
Inside Knitting Knee-Highs you'll find patterns for:
- Intricate colorwork inspired by ancient tapestries and modern-day indie dyers
- Twisting and twining cables from knee to toe
- Lovely lacework that looks delicate but can stand up to the wear and tear knee-highs take
- Beautifully textured stitches inspired by beloved knitting traditions
- Warm and cozy pairs created from sport and DK weight yarns
And if that's not enough to satisfy your knee-high knitting needs, Barb shares her formula for custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs! Plus, she'll show you how to make your knee-highs fit perfectly and stay up all day long. There are even bonus instructions for each project so you can try a knee-high pattern as socks, anklets or even leg warmers.
Once you dip your toe into Knitting Knee-Highs, your sock knitting will never be the same!
Barb Brown is the owner of Wild Geese Fibres, an online business specializing in natural fiber yarns for socks and lace. She teaches knitting and lace-making at yarn shops and community colleges. Her work has appeared in magazines A Needle Pulling Thread, Yarn Forward and Twists and Turns as well as in the book Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn.