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Authors: Ann Budd

Favorite Socks

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Favorite
 Socks

25
Timeless Designs
     
from
INTERWEAVE

A
NN
B
UDD AND
A
NNE
M
ERROW, EDITORS

Contents

Introduction

Retro Rib Socks
{ Evelyn A. Clark }

Elegant Ribbed Stockings
{ Ann Budd }

Ilga’s Socks
{ Nancy Bush }

Uptown Boot Socks
{ Jennifer L. Appleby }

Priscilla’s Dream Socks
{ Priscilla Gibson-Roberts }

Embossed Leaves Socks
{ Mona Schmidt }

Ute Socks
{ Nancy Bush }

Merino Lace Socks
{ Anne Woodbury }

Flame Wave Socks
{ Ann Budd }

Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks
{ Wayne Pfeffer }

Austrian Socks
{ Candace Eisner Strick }

Padded Footlets
{ Mary Snyder }

Mock Wave Cable Socks
{ Ann Budd }

Meida’s Socks
{ Nancy Bush }

Cable Rib Socks
{ Erica Alexander }

Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks
{ Ann Budd }

Anniversary Socks
{ Nancy Bush }

Go With the Flow Socks
{ Evelyn A. Clark }

Hidden Passion Socks
{ Jaya Srikrishnan }

Undulating Rib Socks
{ Ann Budd }

Eesti Trail Hiking Socks
{ Nancy Bush }

Lace-Cuff Anklets
{ Ann Budd }

Waving Lace Socks
{ Evelyn A. Clark }

Eastern European Footlets
{ Priscilla Gibson-Roberts }

Up-Down Spiral Sox
{ Sandy Cushman }

Contributors

Glossary

Sources for Supplies

Introduction

In its first decade of publication,
Interweave Knits
has published dozens of sock designs. The second issue, published in the Spring of 1997, included our first sock pattern by sock designer extraordinaire Nancy Bush, a lovely pair of Estonian-inspired lace socks called Meida’s Socks. For the first few years, socks appeared sporadically, but soon we realized that these were among the most popular projects each issue. And why wouldn’t they be? Besides the practical benefits—socks are portable, useful, relatively quick, and almost universally wearable—there’s both luxurious pleasure and primal comfort in covering your feet (or those of someone you really like) with thousands of knitted stitches.

Interweave Knits
and other Interweave publications have offered patterns for knitted socks plain and fancy, eminently practical and arguably decadent, traditional and modern. These socks are made top-down, bottom-up, side-to-side, and in every stitch pattern imaginable. Over the years, many of these patterns have become unavailable as the original issues went out-of-print, although the socks themselves are timeless.

For this collection, we’ve chosen seventeen of our favorite designs, some of which were published before many current readers first picked up needles and yarn. You’ll find socks from old issues, like Meida’s Socks, and patterns from more recent issues. Even the most dedicated readers of
Knits
probably haven’t seen the Anniversary Socks, also by Nancy Bush, which appeared in the tenth anniversary issue of
Knits’
sister publication
PieceWork,
or the clever Two-Yarn Resoleable Socks from another sister publication,
Spin•Off.
And because we can’t resist an opportunity to create some new classics, we’ve included six entirely new sock patterns, so even if you have every issue of
Knits
since 1996, you’re sure to find new inspiration.

This blend of new projects and old favorites will keep your needles flying and your feet warm. Look through the pages of this book and share our wonder at the ingenuity of sock knitters everywhere.

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