Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sock Architecture – Book Review and Giveaway

Recently Cooperative Press sent me Sock Architecture by Lara Neel to review and I am not being paid to review this book. The print plus PDF version is $26.95 and the PDF version is $16.95.

I thought this was an amazing book and not just a book full of sock patterns. It goes into detail about the different parts that make up a sock.

 It talks about different heel techniques used in sock knitting and when and why you might use the different techniques. It actually has me willing to try different techniques that I usually do because I understand the process better now. 

It also talks about different ways to knit a toe and why different ways may fit a foot better than others. By showing different options, I am going to try something new the next time instead of doing the same old things.

The patterns were plentiful and also clearly let you know whether it is a top down or a toe up sock pattern. The first picture has a giant arrow designating the direction.  Each pattern is well written with a lot of explanation in it to help the knitter.

This is a well-written book that a beginner to experienced knitter would benefit from. If you want to knit socks or you love to knit socks, this is one book that should definitely be on your shelf!


If you like the book and want to enter to win a digital copy, please leave a comment below by June 9 along with your Ravelry name or email address.  I will draw a name on June 9th using a random number generator and the winner will get a digital copy of the book. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

18 comments:

aews said...

This looks very interesting. Rav: aewsimmons

kitkatknit said...

I've been a sock knitter for years. A book on construction and why to use different technique for different parts should be interesting! I'm kitkatknit on Ravelry. Thanks.

April said...

Having just knit my first pair of socks, this book sounds right up my alley! I would love to learn a new toe technique. Thanks for the opportunity!

Ravelry ID: Bunpeal

Deb Rouse said...

Notorious single sock knitter, committed to improving my skills! This book would give me choices!
Ravelry ID: drouse5160

Tangoknitter said...

I've been a knitter forever but have never figured out how to make socks without a pattern. This book might finally move me in that direction.
Tangodancer on Ravelry

Dagmar said...

I'd love to improve my sock knitting! looks like an amazing book.

Rav-id: fiatknitter

vintagetailor said...

I love knitting socks! I'm always interested in improving the fit. Looks like an interesting book.
Vintagetailor on Ravelry

Deborah said...

It sounds like a good book and it's always good to learn different knitting techniques.
Ravelry ID: momartist

StarMeadow said...

You know, this is probably something I should get. I have a pair on needles right now that called for 2 circular needles...but I thought it would be a snap to just use reg double points. In my less-than-mathy-inclined brain
..not so much. I'm stuck. --StarMeadow

Anonymous said...

Looks interesting. I love well-fitted toes that don't make my feet look like someone else's, and I need to make adjustments to the heels to make them fit me right. This sounds like the book for me!

Rav ID: Helenguate

Karen said...

an interesting book to have in the library Rav name: karenhuntz

Bevil said...

This book looks like a good one. You can't have too many options for sock components.
Bevil on Ravelry

Heston Folks said...

Every time I knit a sock, I am still amazed at the engineering of a simple heel turn. This book looks like it would impress me many times over! Barb aka Gunflint Knitter

Jennifer said...

The books sounds very interesting, and I love to knit socks! Thank you for holding the contest!
mamaknitter on Ravelry

Patti said...

This looks like a great resource to expand my sock knitting repertoire. Thanks for the great offer. QuiltBeadKnit on Ravelry.

Alexis Borsboom said...

I'm a sock knitter! :-)

tktl on ravelry

Anonymous said...

I am just starting my first pair of socks, and I can tell that there are more in my future. Seeing as how patterns are generally a starting point for a project, a book about the construction of the parts would be great.
JVonBond or Ravelry

Pat Hensley said...

The winner is #17: JVonBond