Fun Sock Knitting Books for Gift Giving or Yourself!

Fun Sock Knitting Books for Gift Giving or Yourself!

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I love to knit socks. They are fast and after you get the hang of them they are easy. They are also an excellent way express yourself! No boring socks when I knit. Of course I think of who I am knitting for and try to match their personality, but what you will never see me do is knit a solid pair of socks. I simply can’t do that!

If you want to knit a special pair of socks for someone special… remember, you’re special, too… check out these awesome books available on Amazon (we are an Amazon affiliate).

Also, here is a perfect gift idea for a knitter or crocheter in your life. I’ve done this many times. Purchase a knitting or crocheting book. Then, go through the book and pick one of the projects and buy the supplies needed to make it. If you are giving the book to an experienced knitter or crocheter, you can assume they have the correct needles and hooks. If they are new to the craft make sure to include knitting needles or hooks so they can get right to work!

Below are the direct links to all the books pictured in the showcase. Not a boring book in the bunch 😉 I’m sure you’ll find one that will “knock your socks off”!

Knit Socks!: 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet by Betsy McCarthy 

“Creative knitters will find an endless array of exciting options for keeping feet comfortable, warm, and beautiful.” Available in paperback on Amazon for $8.80.


Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers by Ann Budd

“Sock Knitting Master Class showcases methods for designing and knitting creative socks, featuring signature elements and techniques from 16 top designers.” Available in paperback from Amazon for $18.91.


Op-Art Socks: Creative Effects in Sock Knitting by Stephanie van der Linden

Stephanie van der Linden is “a collector of op-art ceramics, she was inspired to translate graphic optical illusions into knitted patterns for socks, replicating their eye-popping effects.” Available in paperback from Amazon for $18.34.


Think Outside the Sox: 60+ Winning Designs from the Knitter’s Magazine Contest by Elaine Rowley

“Showcasing more than 50 winning designs from the publisher’s international knitting contest, this collection of innovative, fine socks features patterns from around the world—which include color work, cables, lace, Latvian braids, and toe-up and top-down designs.” Available in paperback from Amazon for $16.96.


Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off by Cathy Carron 

“Popular knitwear designer Cathy Carron has gone from head to toe; with this unique collection of socks; legwarmers; slippers; sandal socks; and more. Perfect for advanced beginner to advanced knitters.” Available in paperback from Amazon for $16.13.


Colorwork Socks: 7 patterns to knit by Kathleen Taylor 

The patterns include “stripes and Stairsteps Sock; Argyle Border Sock; One-Skein Checkerboard Sock; Nordic-Style Adult Sock; Snowflake House Sock; Holiday Garland Sock; Mosaic Tile Sock.” Available from Amazon for $9.95.


Sock Art: Bold, Graphic Knits for Your Feet by Edelgard Janssen  

“Socks can be far more than everyday footwear—designers Edelgard Janssen and Ute Eismann have proven it in Sock Art. Inspired by nature and the treasures of ancient cultures, they have elevated sock knitting into an art form.” Available in hardcover from Amazon for $20.45.


Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd

“From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities.” Available in hardcover from Amazon for $14.92.



1 Comment

  1. This is such an amazing idea to gift these types of amazing socks. these types of gifts provide true happiness to a person whom we will gift these socks. can you provide 8 to 10 pairs of socks in gift box because I want to give these types of socks to my girlfriend on her birthday.

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