Small knit & crochet projects are perfect for summer – portable and unlikely to smother you in large quantities of wool. Socks are even more perfect – spend the summer making socks and you’ll have toasty toes all winter. The library has many sock books, for beginners and experts and everyone in between. Take a look at the list below!
Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting, by Laura Chau, 746.43 CHA – Socks from the ground up. Especially good because it covers nearly every method of knitting a sock, using double-pointed needles, 2 circular needles, one long circular needle, or straight needles, and knitting them top-down, toe-up or flat. If you’ve never knit a sock this is a good place to start.
Socks from the Toe Up, by Wendy D. Johnson, 746.43 JOH – Covers toe-up sock construction, with patterns plain and fancy, and includes basic instruction for using double-points, 2 circulars or one long circular.
2-at-a-time Socks, by Melissa Morgan-Oakes, 746.43 MOR – Using the one long circular needle method of sock knitting, this approach will eliminate the orphan sock problem.
NEW! Knit Your Socks on Straight, by Alice Curtis, 746.43 CUR – For those who can’t or don’t want to deal with double-point or circular needles, here is a new way to knit socks on straight needles, with patterns plain and fancy.
Crochet Stocking Feet, by Janet Rehfeldt, 746.434 REH – While not many crochet socks, it is possible, and this booklet has 10 different patterns.
Loom Knitting Primer, by Isela Phelps, 746.43 PHE – Yet another way to make socks, on a peg loom. Includes basic loom instructions and 2 sock patterns.
Sensational Slippers, by Benedikte Rathmann Hansen, 746.43 HAN – Not socks, but close! Thirty different patterns for knit and crochet slippers.