Okay, when I saw this title available for review via BookSneeze, I couldn't resist giving it a look. I took up knitting again in 2007. Since then, I've made lots of scarves, mostly for gifts, a few hats, a pair of hand-warmers and another pair of leg warmers, and am a good way through my first prayer shawl. I still consider myself a novice knitter.
In Knitting Knee-Highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary, author Barb Brown takes sock knitting to new heights by teaching you the ins and outs of knitting kneehighs, a popular sock, but one that needs more explanation than most books and magazines give it. Here, you will learn how to size these socks as you knit them, with 20 great patterns to pick from. Each of the 20 knee-high patterns comes with a variation that features that design in a different color and style of sock, perfect for knitters who want to mix up their sock drawer.
The patterns in this book are very inviting. Pretty designs. Yummy color schemes. I want to try them all. They appear to me to be for a slightly more advanced knitter than I am, even with all of the instructions, so I may need to sign up for a sock class if I really want to come away with a successful pair of knee-highs, to wear or to give as a gift. Which is exactly what this book makes me want to do.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review. The opinions stated are my own.