Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Sock Anatomy by Clare Devine

I was super excited at the start of this week when Clare Devine's new Sock Anatomy landed at BritYarn HQ.  Clare has fully updated this edition which now includes adult as well as children's sizes, meaning you can cast on socks for everyone!  

Brevis - the Books cover model 
Sock Anatomy is different to other sock books.  In each of the nine designs it dissects a different heel and toe technique which is great for both new and experienced sock knitters alike.  In the 'Construction' chapter there are lots of really informative diagrams for the different methods and there is a chapter on techniques including how to handle wrap and turns.  I certainly wish I had this book when I first started knitting socks!  

Like all of Clare's designs, the patterns are clearly laid out with full size photographs for each sock plus close up images.  

All of my socks I have made so far have been using the cuff down method.  Clare's designs gave me the confidence and the encouragement I needed to cast on Planum, which are worked from the toe up.  I was amazed at how simple and easy it was!  No danger of getting your first few rows twisted.  Soon I was knitting away on the foot (to the point I got a bit carried away and had to rip them back a bit - whoops).

The eagle eyed among you may recognised the yarn which Clare has used throughout the book.  All the socks have been designed and knit using West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply, including one in Blue Tit, one of the Birds shades.

Sock Anatomy is available to buy here and is priced at £16 which includes a Ravelry download code.  We also have a selection of Clare's other designs available.

All images are used with the kind permission of Clare Devine. 


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