A sock that fits well, lasts longer. First time sock knitters can be a bit intimidated by the process but once tried, it can become addicting. Sock knitting has a large following. Kate Atherley has come out with “custom socks….knit to fit your feet”, a book that contains 15+ patterns to make your own.
Kate passes on her knowledge and experience to inspire and instruct knitters of all skill levels in making a sock that fits your foot comfortably. The book provides basic templates for top-down and toe-up. She also provides tables for men, women and children’s shoe sizes. You will learn about the shape of the foot and how it varies from person to person as well as an individual’s left and right foot. There is a section on yarn, describing what fiber content wears best and more.
“Custom socks” explains and instructs you with line drawings, graphs and words on how to knit the perfect sock for your foot. Kate covers several stretchy cast-on and bind-off techniques. You will find this book is a good reference for sock knitting. She even lets you decide on what type of needle configuration you want to use. There is also a section on “trouble-shooting” your foot/leg to get the best fit.
Enjoy the slideshow for inspiration on a handful of the patterns in the book. You will find your socks never fall down again, skinny/shapely legs are no longer a problem and if you have diabetes or medical needs, there is a sock especially for you. What better way to thank your feet for all they do, than knit up a pair of custom socks.