Throwback Thursday: My First Sockupied

We just released the Sockupied Fall 2014 emag (and it is also now available in the iPad store—sorry about the delay there!), and it's gotten me thinking about the first issue of Sockupied. While Anne steered the ship, I worked on that issue in small ways, ordering yarn and working on some articles.

We only had three patterns in that issue, but they were knock outs. Cookie A's Passerine Socks, Ann Budd's Twisted Diamond Socks, and Debbie O'Neill's Crystalline Socks (clockwise from upper left) launched that first issue off with a bang.

Cookie's and Ann's socks from that first issue appear in our new Sockupied book, the ultimate in sock knitting throwbacks. Anne worked with our books department to pick out 20 sock patterns to knit from the first ten issues of Sockupied, along with technique articles for sock knitters of any skill-level.

There are six toe-up sock patterns in the bunch and articles by Karen Frisa on the best cast-ons and bind-offs for toe-up socks—I'm partial to a short-row toe and Kitchener bind-off, myself. The book collects popular Sockupied patterns from Cat Bordhi, Hunter Hammerson, Star Athena, Kate Atherley, Deborah Newton, and so many more!

I just bought a beautiful skein of Manos del Uruguay's Alegria sock yarn in the Malvin colorway, and I'm thinking of trying it out in Cookie's Passerine Socks. Or maybe Kristi Geraci's Escadaria Socks. Wait, what about Chrissy Gardiner's Caret + Chevron socks?

With twenty knit sock patterns in the book, I certainly have my work cut out for me. Which Sockupied patterns have you knit? Which one is next on your to-knit list? Let me know in the comments!

Happy knitting!

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