Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Review: Knitting Knee-Highs

Knitting Knee-Highs
By:  Barb Brown
Published by Krause Publications
Copyright 2011

In her new book Knitting Knee-Highs, Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary, Ms. Barb Brown gives patterns for twenty different knee-high socks to knit, including versions of each knee-high in either socks, legwarmers and/or anklets.  She also gives tips and tricks, the "knee-high formula" and conversion ideas (from knee-highs to socks, etc. and vice versa). Each knee-high pattern is unique and beautiful, and the designs are timeless. 

Although I am a fairly new knitter, I am itching to finish my current sock project and start on some of the patterns provided by Ms. Brown!  In fact, I am going out to purchase some yarn this afternoon.  I plan to start with one of the recommended first projects, either a pattern called Counterpane Knee-Highs or the Stalking Stockings.  I think I will save the knee-highs that include multiple colors of yarn for when I am more experienced.  Maybe there will be some new socks in some one's Christmas stocking this year!
Everyone needs a way to relax and unwind, and knitting has become my new passion.  So, for me, this is a book I am going to keep on hand, one that is going to be well worn not only by time, but much use.  Happy knitting!
In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of Booksneeze.

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