Monday, February 01, 2016

New Directions in Sock Knitting

It thrills me to no end to announce that today, February 1, in bookstores everywhere, you can pick up this fantastic new sock knitting book, chock full of marvelous designs "knitted from every which way"!

New Directions in Sock Knitting - Cover
Photo courtesy of Interweave publishing

Inside its pages, you'll find such wonders as Crystalline - a cuff-down sock designed with biased stitching and interesting angles to mimic the faceted growth patterns of rock crystals. And who designed it, you may ask? Why, it was me! That's right! A for-realsies, paper book with my name in it!

Crystalline SocksCrystalline Socks
Photos courtesy of Interweave publishing

But wait, there's more! A second pattern by yours truly in the very same book! Meet Cumulus - a modular, toe-up design that brings to mind billowy clouds and plays ever so well with semi-solid, tonal colorways.

Cumulus SocksCumulus Socks
Photos courtesy of Interweave publishing

So what are you waiting for? Hop on down to your local bookstore, or order your copy on Amazon now!

Disclaimer: I have already been paid for my designs and will receive no royalties from the sales of this book. I just really think you'll like it. :)


15 comments:

  1. I would be jumping all over these patterns if only I knit! I think Cumulus is my favorite, maybe,... yes, yes it is!
    JJ

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    1. It's never too late to learn!

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  2. How neat to get a pattern published! I wish I could knit socks.

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    1. Admittedly, the patterns in this book are a bit on the difficult side, but a standard pair of socks really isn't that hard. I promise!

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  3. Congratulations. The socks are lovely

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  4. You are so talented - knitting well is a skill in itself but creating an original pattern is on a whole different plane! Congratulations on being published!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I think the hardest part is translating the idea in my head into yarn. Once I figure out *how* to do what I'm trying to do, it's clear sailing from there!

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  5. CARISSA ! You have been Published !
    You are so accomplished ! When do you have time to go to work?
    The patterns are wonderful as are the colors.

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    1. Well, technically, I don't *go* to work - I work from home. But I would get a lot more knitting and sewing done if I didn't have to do that. ;)

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  6. I love your blog, and when I read this article about using the math in sewing and knitting to explain physics I thought of you.
    http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016426/it-s-all-about-curves
    I hope you like it.

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    1. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Hi Carissa,
    I have seen the book and must have it. I jumped through and as I want to surprise my frind each year with another pair of crazy socks I picked the Crystal as the looked really intersting. It is good described to follow the instruction! Unfortunately the diagram for the leg chart has the small size in twice. I still have childrens feet but had needed the middle one. I cheat me through this part and must say: yes it is a crazy sock that fit perfect on the foot! I´m curious to test the Cumulus. And now I will read me through your blog.
    Have a nice weekend and Greetings from Germany :)
    Cara

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    1. Hi, Cara! I'm so glad you like the Crystalline sock pattern! I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean "the diagram for the leg chart has the small size in twice". I took a look, and the three charts seem to be correct. If there is an error in the pattern, I will notify the publisher, of course, but I don't see what is wrong.

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  8. Hi Carissa,
    don´t worry. I also was thinking what´s happen and maybe it is a failure only in the Kindle version. I left this comment also at Amazon. I hope somebody will read and check it. I´m sure that your instruction was complete.
    Meanwhile I found your Earthbound with reading here and finished this morning my pair of it. It is a crazy construction and beautiful with the leaves. Suits perfect! The instruction for this was clear and esay to follow. That give me back a little trust in my knitting knowledge.
    I will send you two screenshots by mail. Maybe I oversee something but the title over the first and second leg chart is Leg size 6 1/2"
    I believe we will find it out.
    Until then: Greetings
    Cara

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