Monday, May 16, 2011

Book Review: Knitting Knee-Highs

Knitting Knee-Highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary [Book]

Knitting Knee-Highs by Barb Brown is an interesting book with lots of neat patterns. While the explanations are relatively straight-forward, this is an intermediate to advanced level project book. One will need to be familiar with basic knitting terminology as this knowledge is assumed in the volume. Familiarity with knitting, purling, decreasing stitches, slip stitches, and using markers is a must. "The aim of this book, and the projects, is to encourage you to make each pattern your own" (pg. 19).

One note about this particular book is that the pictures are a bit on the sensual side. What I mean is that the facial expressions on many of the women are alluring, the skirts and shorts are mostly not finger-tip length, and there are several low-cut tops. For conservative folks, the skirts and shorts that the young models wear to display the knee-high socks are likely going to be too short. Although many folks won't have a problem with this, I think it is worth noting for those who are a bit more reserved. 

*Many thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing this book in exchange for my honest opinion!

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