Summary [ISBNdb]: Cookie A., pioneer of the unconventional sock-think traveling stitches, mirrored pairs, twists on the heel, cables and lace-shares her secrets for ...▼
Summary [ISBNdb]: Cookie A., pioneer of the unconventional sock-think traveling stitches, mirrored pairs, twists on the heel, cables and lace-shares her secrets for making rule-breaking socks in "Sock Innovation". Even knitters who haven't been bitten by the sock bug will find fascinating technique information! "Sock Innovation" aims to increase the skills of the average sock knitter by exploring design and advanced stitch manipulation. Fueled by Cookie's unique approach, knitters will be able to make modifications to suit their needs and aesthetics (and not just in sock patterns). "Sock Innovation" goes beyond the basic sock and explores complex stitchery, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. Cookie guides knitters through the details of her design process, from choosing a stitch pattern to adapting it to be worked in the round, turned upside-down and inside-out, widened or narrowed.Stitch manipulation is covered in detail including resizing, texture modification, and converting between flat and in-the-round. These complex ideas are explained clearly and thoroughly, accompanied by photographs and illustrations, so that the reader learns to invent his or her own socks with unique details. In addition to a thorough exploration of her own technique, Cookie presents 15 original new designs with floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables. Inspired by women and men among her friends and family, these socks display an incredible range of style and complexity, from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.