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Socks are wonderful for so many reasons. They are small and portable, they are an excuse to try out new techniques and you get to use crazy colors that you wouldn’t normally pick out for your knitting! If you are a sock knitter, I am sure you are well aware of sock designer extraordinaire Cookie A. In honor of our love for socks and Valentine’s Day, we are giving away 3 copies of Knit. Sock. Love.
Cookie A. has once again filled another sock book to the brim with interesting textures, shapes and designs – all of which are set against gorgeous photography that is bright, playful and just plain fun.
Right away, my eye was drawn to the section of the book devoted to the diagonals. I just love how these lines seemingly go against and cut right through the vertical sensibility of socks. At first glance, the diagonal bands that meander over and across the socks may leave you with a feeling of “how’d they do that?” but these are the kinds of questions and design elements that are explored in Knit. Sock. Love.
Aren’t these pink and yellow socks cute, interesting, and eye-catching? Who needs shoes when you have socks like these!
And check out the Lissajous Socks! There are details in every nook and cranny of these knee high sock. I especially like how there is an intricate cable design where normally a plain heel flap might be. The wedge featuring diagonal lines that slant inward is a clever use of space that adds width for the calf shaping as well.
In addition to the chapter on diagonals, there are also sections on columns and tessellations. Not only does Knit. Sock. Love. feature 19 patterns that explore different design aesthetics and techniques, but there is also a focus on examining the underlying architecture of socks as well. Filled with charts, diagrams and illustrations – this book is truly an invaluable guide to understanding and using interesting design details in socks, in addition to simply being a wealth of inspiration.
Sock love is in the air my friends and that is why I am so excited that we have 3 copies of Knit. Sock. Love. to giveaway – all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 pm PST on February 20, 2011 and we will announce the three lucky winners on the 21st – Good Luck!
Rules: One entry per person. Must have a US or Canada mailing address. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts will not be valid for this contest.