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!