What´s in the book
Mid-calf socks, high socks, half-leg socks, all 17 socks come into multiple sizes and feature all sorts of techniques (stranded knitting, a bit of lace and cables, slip stitches) and interesting constructions, top down or toe up, with quite many variations on heels and toes. Some involve interesting new techniques while others are more straightforward. You won´t be bored and there will be something for everyone, beginners and more advanced knitters alike.
From the 17 designs, 14 are brand new while 3 are reissued designs: Mosi socks published earlier this year, Barði which was exclusive to the Icelandic Yarn Club 1 until now and a DK version of Icelandic high socks first published in the book Socks around the world 2011.
The socks in the book are all knitted with Katla Sokkaband, a DK/sport Icelandic lambswool sock yarn created by Hélène and one of its kind! If you wish to use another similar yarn, for most of the socks, the gauge is 26 sts and 32 rows over 10 cm/4“ in Stocking stitch. It was achieved with needles 2.5 mm / US 1.5 but some of the test knitters had to go down 2 mm / US 0 or up 2.75 or 3 mm / US 2 or 2.5