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Cool Socks Warm Feet front cover Cool Socks Warm Feet by Lucy Neatby
See the review by Clara Parks in Interweave Knits (Winter 2006) on page 10.
Lucy's latest book is a collection of her ingenious ways with self-patterning sock yarns, as well as a treasury of sock-knitting arcana. Six explicit patterns in multiple sizes are given, as well as many ways of customizing these with other heels, toes, or cuffs. No matter what level you knit at, you're bound to find something of interest here.
128 pgs, soft-cover, wire spiral-bound (with spine), pictures (21 colour, 7 black and white, 30 line drawings, book size 6 1/2" by 8". ISBN 0-9733940-0-5.
Price: $24.95 Cdn.

Customer reviews (2):

Cool Socks, Warm Feet - I love this book! Thank you for sharing your excellent techniques! I'm probably "late for the party" and you've had lots of kudos on the book, but I had to write.
I'm not a sock knitter .... normally I don't find anything particularly extraordinary about knitting socks.... but..... I'm hooked! It's gotten so bad that in addition to knitting 4 pairs in a very short period of time, I've been making the "minis" just so I can try your techniques and see the results quickly.
Not only have you made a convert of a "non-sock knitter", I may even start wearing them! :o)
BTW - I also knitted your "falling leaves scarf "and found the pattern to be clear, precise and fun to knit
Sue J.

I have purchased your gem of a book, Cool Socks, Warm Feet and I am currently working on Timberline Toes. The Garter Stitch Short Row Heel is absolutely incredible. I hope to master it soon. Could there be a more perfect heel out there in knitting land?
You may also enjoy the following DVDs in The Knitter's Companion Series (all the techniques in the book are demonstrated):

(almost 3 hours of incredible live sock footage!)
detailed Index. Half the sock techniques you need to know to really love sock-knitting.

(Approximately 2 hrs and 50 mins to keep you on your toes .....)
detailed Index. The other half.

Price: $29.00 Cdn per DVD plus

finishing techniques from Lucy Taking the Chequered Flag: Finishing in Style! by Lucy Neatby.
See the review in Interweave Knits (Winter 2006) on page 10.
Can't get the pieces to make a glorious whole? See how Lucy does it, in her spiral-bound booklet on planning and executing the perfect ship-shape finish.
Temporarily out of stock: a new revised edition will be available this fall (2008)

Annabelle Dawson Annabelle's Caps: A non-profit, fund-raising book of original cap and hat knitting patterns designed as a tribute from friends to Annabelle Dawson, a beloved Toronto knitting designer and teacher. Many well-known designers are featured! All proceeds will be donated to cancer charities. More information.

To obtain copies of "Annabelle's Caps", send $30 Cdn ($30 US) per book, plus shipping, c/o Tradewind Knitwear Designs Inc.
Shipping is $4.00 for a single book, add a further $ 0.50 shipping for each additional copy.
Shipping charges are in either Cdn or US currency according to the destination.
All cheques or money orders (Cdn or US) to be made payable to "Annabelle's Caps".
Reader's Digest Knitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley $29.92 Cdn
A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker $39.95 Cdn
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker $39.95Cdn
Charted Knitting Designs A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker $39.95 Cdn
A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker $47.95Cdn
Knitting out of Africa by Marianne Isager $30.00 Cdn
A Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi
33 Projects from simple to sublime - scarves, hats, capes and footwear.
$26.95 Cdn
A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi
41 projects, mostly simple, all surprising:
beds for felines - bags, bowls, and baskets for you - cozies for your needles and more.
$26.95 Cdn
Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi
A manual of elegant knitting techniques and patterns.
$16.95 Cdn
New Pathways for Sock Knitters, Book One by Cat Bordhi
8 new forms of sock architecture
28 individual designs
8 Master Patterns
all the elements needed to empower you to knit with freedom and joy.
$28.95 Cdn

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