Now everyone in your family can have Colorful Knit Soxx! In this new book, Kerstin Balke brings her signature colorful style to knit socks for men, women, and children. The 25 patterns feature eye-catching Fair Isle and stripes in color schemes ranging from brights that children will love to more muted and sophisticated styles for men and women. Choose your own colors to personalize any of the sock patterns. New to knitting socks but ready to give it a try? Kerstin includes a tutorial section on sock anatomy and the various stitches and techniques needed for knitting the socks, so you can start knitting socks with confidence. All the feet in your family will be warm and happy in style this winter!
Kerstin Balke is the author of the bestselling book Colorful Knit Soxx. She learned knitting at the age of six from her grandmother. She has made pullovers, jackets, scarves, hats, and even fine tablecloths over the years, but her true passion is the knitted sock For several years she has been designing patterns under the name Stine & Stitch. She lives with her husband and two daughters between Hamburg and Lübeck, Germany.
Hand-knit socks make the perfect gift, suggests Stine & Stitch blogger Balke (Colorful Knit Soxx) in this no-fuss guide to crafting socks. Each pattern is given a difficulty designation of one through three: a blue and red–striped children’s sock falls at level one (it’s one of only three projects meant for beginners), a fleur-de-lis adorned pair for adults is level two, and there’s the level-three “Soxx 1,” a child’s sock with a stranded pattern and tangerine cuffs and heels. Particularly bewitching are the urbane, tricolor “Soxx 9” and the easier striped “Soxx 6.” Balke focuses less on the practical aspects of handmade socks (warmth and longevity), and more on the fun of creating them, with whimsical illustrations and colorful photos accompanying the instructions.