Thursday, February 22, 2007

sock inspiration

Favorite Socks
Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave is one of the many wonderful new books this season. The patterns include a broad range of styles for men and women from stripes and fairisle to unique ribs, cables, and lace. There are practical socks like the Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks and luxurious socks like the Elegant Ribbed Stockings.

Two of my favorites are the Hidden Passion Socks, shown in Shepherd Sock yarn, to which our leading sock knitter Martha drew my attention -

hidden socks
and the Embossed Leaves Socks, shown in Koigu.

embossed socks
Many knitters I know keep a pair of socks on the needles at all times. They're so very portable and so useful, particularly on cold winter days! If you're always on the lookout for sock patterns, Favorite Socks will provide you with plenty of knitting fun and inspiration.