Rita Taylor is a self-taught knitter who has been designing for more than twenty-five years. She has designed for yarn companies and several publications, including top knitting magazines such as Knit Now and The Knitter, and is keen to pass on her knowledge to others so that they can continue to promote this long established and practical skill. She has a degree in history and has spent many years researching the traditional and social aspect of knitting from all parts of the world. Two of her previous books, Aran Design and Scandinavian Knitwear, were also published by The Crowood Press.
This is a comprehensive guide to sock knitting aimed at beginners but with plenty to teach more experienced sock knitters too.
This handy little guide is a great starting point for novice sock knitters.
This is the book I wish I had when starting to knit socks. There are some very technical books on sock knitting on the market, and this one I would pitch at those starting out or wanting to understand sock design and looking to customise or branch out from the plain simple sock designs.
At £9.99 this would make a great gift for someone just starting to make socks or for those of us wanting to try some different techniques. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
This would be a very useful book for an ‘improver’ who wanted to expand their range of techniques and skills.