Cabin Fever Need A Sock?
Knit any sock, any size, any yarn using the sock percentage system.
Long-time sock knitters know a secret. The secret is: you don’t need a specific pattern to knit every sock. You can knit a sock with a general plan and every sock will work out perfectly.
The Sock Percentage System
This is the secret. All the stitch numbers are laid out as percentages of the number of stitches cast on. You don’t have to dig out your calculator just yet. To make it stress-free we have provided charts that translate those percentages into stitch counts.
First, establish the number of stitches to cast on. This book includes a chart where you will find the number of stitches to cast on. It’s based on the gauge of your yarn and the size, according to shoe size, of the socks you wish to knit.
Second, you can determine all of the numbers for your sock from the number of stitches cast on. The number of stitches you cast on is 100% of the stitches. The important numbers are 50% of the cast-on stitches and 25% of the cast-on stitches. Remember these two numbers and the sock knitting world is yours.
For example, if you cast on 64 stitches, the important numbers are 50% of 64 sts = 32; and 25% of 64 sts = 16. Ta, da. That's it. Those are the two numbers you need to knit your sock.
To enable you to make these perfect socks in any weight of yarn you have on hand this book includes a chart for many gauges of yarn. You can make very fine socks in the thinnest of sock wool, medium weight house socks to wear as you curl up on the couch or heavy duty work socks to keep feet warm on the coldest of days.
Socks are for Everyone
Doesn’t everyone deserve hand-knit socks? Included you'll find all the sizes from a wee baby to large men’s socks. Watch out! You will be extremely popular as the sock knitter for your loved ones.
Knit your first sock using the “The Sock Percent System”. It’s all spelled out for you with charts of numbers and lots and lots of tips and good advice. Beware, this is an adventure you may never recover from. Socks are extremely addictive.
Patterned socks are what make knitters knit socks, and socks, and more socks. Included are 2 sock plans: The Basic Ribbed Sock; with a [K2, P2] rib and some alternative stitch patterns to plug into it; and a Fancy Sock with a set of 6-Stitch Patterns you can choose from.
Socks are a small project; they're fun to knit, and there is always one more stitch pattern that you are just dying to try out. Stitch dictionaries will become regular reading. We have provide extra stitch patterns for you to try out and some advice on exploring on your own.
Become the designer of your own socks!
Published by Cabin Fever on January 1, 2010
Paperback, 43 pages, English