The Little Box of Socks

by Charlene Schurch, Beth Parrott
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From quick-and-easy sock designs to more intricate patterns and textures, you'll never run out of ideas for putting your best foot forward with the latest addition to our popular "Little Box" series!

  • Choose from 20 creative sock projects--there's something here to satisfy every sock knitter
  • Find a fun mix of colorways, in styles from sleek and stylish to whimsical and wild
  • Project cards feature full-color photos with sizes, supply lists, and step-by-step directions, perfect to grab and go

by Charlene Schurch, Beth Parrott
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
March 11th, 2008

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From Jennifer Hansen, Knitting Like Crazy

This book really isn't a book at all--it's a box! Actually, it is quite literally a little box of socks. This box contains 20 pattern inserts and one insert on special techniques. When I opened this one, I quite literally squealed and said “How cool!” before pulling out all the pattern inserts.

Each sock pattern has its own glossy folded card and has all the instructions you would need to knit the sock (cuff, heel flap, gussets, toe, etc.). And, these cards seem pretty sturdy. They would definitely hold up much better than all the folded up patterns that I end up throwing in the bottom of my knitting bag!

There are lots of socks that I think I would enjoy knitting in this book. My favorites include Lace Rib Socks, Slip Stitch Cable Socks, Faceted Rib Socks (which seems to be the popular one on Ravelry) and the Small Wings Socks.

This book is for a knitter who has some experience knitting socks. Like I said, there is one insert for special techniques, but if you have never knit socks before, I would recommend trying a different pattern or book (and then moving on to this one). I think a lot of these patterns are easy and not too complicated, which is perfect for someone who wants more experience with sock knitting but isn't quite ready to knit something like the Twisted Flower pattern.

Charlene Schurch

Charlene Schurch is the author of a growing number of knitting books and numerous magazine articles about knitting and spinning. Her articles have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knitters, Interweave Knits, Piecework, and SpinOff. She divides her time between Connecticut and Florida.

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Beth Parrott

Although Beth Parrott has been knitting for more than 60 years, until recently she designed socks and other garments only for family and for charity projects. She loves to teach and is an avid collector of tricks-of-the-trade and tidbits of information that make knitting easier. She works, plays, knits, and teaches in Charleston, South Carolina.

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