Hello! Happy Sunday!
Today we are talking about socks. I have a review for you as well as some great KALs that are going on that will allow you to get your sock knitting on.
If you are like me and one of your New Year's knitting goals is to knit more socks then Sock Star may be for you.
Sock Star is an E-book that was created by Jody Richards of Knotions. In case you are not familiar with Knotions it is a brilliant resource for knitting and crochet that is chalked full of patterns, tutorials, resources...and the list goes on. Back to Sock Star, whether you are a seasoned sock knitter or a newbie this E-Book is for you.
Everything you need or ever wanted to know about sock knitting is included in Sock Star (here are just a few ).
- Anatomy of a sock
- Toe up construction
- Cuff Down construction
Like I mentioned these are just a few. One of my favorite things about this book is how it goes into informative topic such as how certain yarn content can effect the strength, stretch, stitch definition, super wash and absorption of your sock. Information like that is priceless for all sock knitters. I admit on more than one occasion I have knit socks that didn't fit or stay up due to the wrong yarn choice on my part.
As if all the written information wasn't enough, Sock Star also has amazingly detailed photos to assist in the translation. Everything you can want and more is included. Seriously think of something that you would like to know about sock knitting- it is in Sock Star.
Thank you Jody I for offering up this smart resource for me to be able to review. Jody is also offering up a discount code for Sock Star using the code msk when checking out here. This will get you $1.00 off the $5.95 price. If you ask me, $5.00 for a E-Book with this amount of information is a steal. This coupon code will be good through Sunday January 15th.
If you would like to know about Sock Star you can also visit Knotions.
Now how about knit-alongs? One of the best things about Ravelry is the community it has created for us. We can get support, make friends, share pattern ideas and knit along with other's like us who have similar tastes and interests.
Here are a few groups that are hosting sock knitting themed knit-alongs.
- Yarngasm group- Box O' Sox
- My Sister's Knitter- Personal sock yarn club2017
- Sock knitters
- Sock Knitter's Anonymous
- Grocery Girls- Socktawk
I am positive there are many more. Please feel free to share in the comments if you know of any others.
I will leave you with a video from Arne and Carlos.
Have the best day today!