June 24th, 2014

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Found the Source Again...

I mentioned somewhere in the various sock posts that I'd gotten the idea for the short socks from a book, but it had vanished into the chaos.  Found it again today. The Sock Knitter's Workshop, by Ewa Jostes and Sephanie van der Linden.  I bought it when I started thinking about doing socks, because--at that time--I was looking at every source for how to knit socks.

On the whole, I didn't find the book particularly useful (especially when it comes to turning heels...I was completely confused by their methods), certainly not as useful as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Knitting Rules, which is what finally unblocked me about starting socks. There's good information in it, it's just not really aimed at the kind of socks I wanted for myself.   But the picture of the Sport Socks on page 110 gave me the idea for short socks of my own...made with different yarn of a different weight, on different sized needles, with a different kind of ribbing, different heel, different toe, and different colors.   There's a resemblance--but it's not that close other than "rolled top, some ribbing, short sock."   No closer than second cousins, I would say, rather than siblings to my socks.  But this book may be useful for others, and I still refer to it for some things.