Sock Knitting Master Class Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

New socks in a snap! Sock Knitting Master Class showcases the methods of 16 top designers for creating original and artistic socks, featuring brand new designs. You'll start off learning what goes into designing and knitting a great sock, then dive into 18 spectacular patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques yet.
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With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, Sock Knitting Master Class explores techniques, such as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round. You'll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit soles. With Sock Knitting Master Class, you?ll be knitting like the pros in no time!

Sock Knitting Master Class is an all-star assembly of the most inventive and exciting designers working with socks today, including Cookie A, Kathryn Alexander, Nancy Bush, Cat Bordhi, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Anne Hanson, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Meg Swanson, Anna Zilboorg, and many more! As a bonus, you will also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes. From best-selling author, Ann Budd, Sock Knitting Master Class offers a one of a kind opportunity for knitters to learn from the best and brightest in the knitting world, while sporting the latest and greatest in sock fashions.

On a bonus enclosed DVD, Ann showcases all you need to know to knit fun, inventive socks, including a few special tricks and tips from this master sock knitter. You'll find the DVD a great companion to learning both top-down and toe-up techniques.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 11KN02
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 184
File/Trim Size 0.5 x 8.5 x 9 inches
ISBN 13 9781596683129
Author/Designer Ann Budd
Technique Intarsia, Stranded Colorwork, Entrelac, Toe Up
Project Socks
Customer Reviews (5)
I bought the digital download of this book and the DVD. So far I have knitted 8 of the patterns in it, plan to knit more, and it has extended my skills and my sock wardrobe beautifully! I have learned a great deal about different toes and heels, which I have used in other patterns, as well as a range of useful cast-ons. I was already handy with DPNs and traveling loop before I bought it, but I also now know how to knit two at a time magic loop. Really, it is what it says it is: a master-class. Review by Ruth (Posted on 5/16/2016)
Sock Designing Master Class by Ann Budd
An EXCELLENT publication I will use forever. Ann is a superb teacher and speaker and I found the DVD to be an excellent learning tool; however, it could use a little help. First, the glint off Ann's glasses was very distracting. Second, showing the techniques from underneath the work in progress was very confusing, and lastly every now and then the technique being demonstrated would move out of the picture frame. I would recommend this book in a heartbeat. Review by NULL NULL (Posted on 9/4/2011)
Sock Knitting Master Class
I adore this book! The clearly written and descriptive text is unlike any other book I have seen about sock knitting. I even taught myself the Old Norwegian Cast-On from this book and I am strictly a visual learner! The illustrations are beautiful and there are instructions for heels and toes that I have not seen before. This book is going to be my new Sock Bible!! I think I had better buy a second copy right now as this first copy is going to quickly be worn out... Thank you, Ann Budd!! P. S. My sister in law is buying one this weekend! Review by Deborah Silverman (Posted on 7/12/2011)
100++++ Stars Ann Budd ROCKS!
The DVD alone is amazing, I wish I would have had this when I first started knitting years ago, Ann Budd demonstrates the techniques like she is in my living room with me, I caught myself asking a question to my tv screen, and she actually demonstrated that in the next moment!! The book is beautifully done, the title says it all, Master Class in the techniques you will learn (from beginner up not just the hard stuff and masterpieces in the sock designs from the top Master designers today. Review by Mickey Van Pelt (Posted on 7/9/2011)
Sock Knitting Master Class
I pre-ordered this book and it came yesterday. If you are a sock knitter, as I am, you will love this book. It comes with a DVD which I have watched, and am going to watch again. It contains so much informaiton and Ann Budd shows you how to do techniques, explains the needles you can use, demonstrates various cast on, one of which I had not seen. The patterns are all different and use lots of techniques. I am looking forward to trying out most of the patterns and will try to follow her blog on this. Review by Sue Reall (Posted on 7/6/2011)
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