Take your sock knitting off the charts! Cookie A., pioneer of the
unconventional sock—think traveling stitches, mirrored pairs, twists on
the heel, cables and lace—shares her secrets for making rule-breaking
socks in Sock Innovation. Even if you haven't been bitten by the sock bug, you will find fascinating technique information!
Sock Innovation aims to increase the skills of any sock
knitter by exploring design and advanced stitch manipulation. Fueled by
Cookie's unique approach, you'll be able to make modifications to suit
your needs and aesthetics (and not just in sock patterns). Sock Innovation goes
beyond the basic sock and explores complex stitchery, treating the sock
as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally
Cookie guides you through the details of her design process, which include:
In addition to a thorough exploration of her own techniques, Cookie
presents 15 original new designs with floral lace patterns, angular
geometric shapes, and unusual cables. Inspired by women and men among
her friends and family, these socks display an incredible range of style
and complexity, from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.
It's also a steal. You'd need an entire weekend workshop—which
would cost you at least $100—to absorb what she presents in the design
and technique section. And you get 15 gorgeous patterns that would
normally retail for $6 to $6.50 apiece—adding another $90 to the tab.
Instead, you get Cookie's wisdom, guidance, and inspiration for a mere
$22.95. And best of all, it's captured on physical pages that you can
leaf through again and again as you journey along your sock knitting
—Clara Parkes, Knitter's Review