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My original sock book was Socks of All Sorts [bottom left on this page]. I thought I'd covered the subject. HA! I soon discovered that others shared my passion for socks and that there is PLENTY more to do in this area. Socks of All Sorts Vol 2 [bottom right] followed. And now, here are 3 more seen across the top of this page. The best way to discover which book[s] serve your needs best is to carefully read the descriptions and tables of contents. I have included as much detail as possible. All books are instant downloads and will be delivered via Ravelry. It is perfectly OK to print your books as long as you do so for your own use only.



Sockinations begins with one very detailed classic sock pattern in sizes from newborn to XL adult. The remainder of the book shows you how to design your own socks for anybody at all using any yarn. Charts are provided with all the needed values so that you don't have to do the math yourself. An assortment of details you may wish to use to customize your socks is included. $12.99 as an instant download.
Table of contents
Semi-Precious Sock Pattern
Casting on & tubular knitting
Moving from flat to tubular knitting
Automatic short rows
Ladies’ numbers
Men's numbers
Children’s and Babies’ numbers

Diagramming sock patterns
Fill-in-the-blank diagram/pattern maker for your designs
Sock Fabrics
Sock Anatomy
Sizing Socks
Adult length measurements
Child and baby measurements
Row count chart for all sizes and gauges
Turning socks into slipper socks with non-slip soles
Short rowing instructions and chart
Hems and sock tops, including 2 kinds of rib, hung hems, tubular hems, fairisle, lace, tucked & classic length chart
Kitchener stitching toes
Toe up socks
Alternative toes and heels
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Happy Hobby Socks is a collection of patterns for knitting on mid-gauge and bulky single bed machines. Plastic bed hobby machines are perfect for these socks. 2 gauges are given for each pattern. Both gauges are achievable on both mid-gauge and bulky machines. The patterns are all presented in sizes from infant to XL adult. $20 as an instant download
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sock sizing info
Easy socks without shaping
These progress from very basic to a bit more sophisticated
Simple Simon Tube Socks
Sneaky Heels Socks
Ribbed Real Heel Socks
Socks with classic short-rowed heels
Overview
Adult chart
Kids chart
Heavenly Hem-Top Socks
Fairisle Hem-Top Socks
Includes instructions for fairisle on hobby machines
Classic Rib Top Socks
Cool Contrast socks with striped tops and different heels/toes
Intarsia Socks
Fantastic Fit Socks …
Life Savers Socks
Cozy Cabled Socks
Turkish Style Socks Shaped but not with short rows!
Information and techniques
Bees Knees, Bickford & mattress stitched seam
Suitable cast ons
Two ways to adjust for row gauge
Automatic wrap
Sock top options including adding lace
Classic short rowed heels & toes
Alternative toe closures
Working fairisle on hobby machines
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Socks of All Sorts 3 is my 3rd collection of sock patterns. This one includes boot toppers, leggings and one hat! There is something here for all sizes and machines. The details about which patterns are for whom and what are listed in the table of contents below. The collection is $20 as an instant download.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
All about short rowing
Sock Size info
Frilled to Thrill Toe Up Socks Small-large adult sizes are included. Use a standard gauge Japanese machine with ribber, Passap or Superba. The design relies on 2 beds & Patons Stretch Sock yarn. 2 top trim options given
Flower Child Socks Sized to fit ladies size 4-12 feet using stretchy #1 sock yarn. 2 beds are required. Standard or Passap machine
Crazy Legs Leggings-2 styles sized to fit big girls and ladies using oddments of sock yarn. 3 gauges given so any machine may be used including Passaps.
Fairisle for Feet for use on standard gauge machines. No ribber required. Passaps may be used but Passap notes are not included. You must know how to achieve fairisle and to short row. 2 fingering weights yarn, one that is stretchy required. Adult sizes.
Mini Me Real socks in infant sizes. 4 sizes cover from birth to 12 months. 4 gauges allow for the use of any machine. May be used with or without a ribber. Passaps are ideal and notes are included.
Head Socks Deborah Norville sock yarn is so soft and comfy we just had to include a hat. Standard or Passap machines in big kids to adult sizes. Only 1 bed required
Itsy Bitsy Socks are as tiny as the machine can make. Useful for decoration, earrings, cards, nametags and Barbie dolls. 6 gauges. All machines. Single and double bed versions given
In Cahoots with your Boots. 5 styles of boot topper from easy to extraordinary. 3 gauges are given for all versions. Any machine may be used: Easy Peasy Ribbed Toppers, Mock Rib Toppers for single bed machines, Fairisle Toppers, Ruffles and Lace requires 2 beds, Compound Cable
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 common gauges are given with each pattern so that the socks may be knitted on standard, mid-gauge or bulky machines. Fine gauge machines may be able to use the standard instructions but the patterns have not been tested for them. Passaps can use the standard instructions. One gauge is definitely for standards/Passaps, the other for bulkies. Mid-gauge machines choose the one of these that works best for the individual machine. Most mid-gauges can knit at least one, sometimes both versions.

Sock fabrics and gauges
helps you to understand the difference between knitting sock and sweater fabrics and how to use the patterns for your machine

Fixing the fit & understanding sock sizes
shows how to substitute yarns and gauges if necessary and make perfectly fitted socks even if you can't find the yarn given in the pattern or the feet to be fitted are unusual

Working with weights explains the function & type of weights needed for sock knitting

Happy Feet
Classic socks knitted with ribbed tops and circular feet. The feet are seamless. The tops require a seam. Ribber required.

Simple stretch socks
These socks are knitted circular so a ribber is essential. They make use of lycra run-along

Soy Socks
Knitted flat and seamed so no ribber is required. Soy has naturally anti-bacterial properties!

Socks to Dye For
These socks take advantage of self-patterning yarns whether purchased or dyed yourself. The tops are mock rib and the socks are knitted flat so no ribber is required.

Beneath The Surface
Explains how you can dye your own self-patterning yarns.

Summer Socks
Knitted with mock ribbed tops, hung hems and circular. Therefore they have no seams at all. They come off the machine with only the toe to be closed.

Cushion foot socks
Part of the sock is lightly felted to get the cushioned feet. Socks are knitted in 2 yarns to make this possible. A ribber is helpful but not essential

Making socks into slipper socks.

Turkish Delight
An unusual way of knitting flat socks, inspired by sock shapes from Turkey.
Assorted sock tops describes how to make 6 different types and substitute them in the sock patterns for even greater variety and comfort.
When I completed the first Socks of All Sorts book, I dusted off my hands, certain that I had covered most of the ways a person would want to knit socks. The very next day, I began to discover more. So, several years later, here is volume 2.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Non-slip soles………………………………………………………………………………………p. 3
Make slippers and slipper socks safe to wear on smooth floors.
Important techniques for sock knitting—please read these pages. These terms are not fully described in the individual patterns. Includes short rowing techniques, use of weights, cast on methods, circular knitting methods, hold position, the Bees Knees seam, stitch sizing……………………………………………………………….…………..p. 4
Toasty Toes Slipper Socks in adult sizes for mid-gauge & bulky machines, ribber optional, can be made on Bonds. These socks are knitted flat, then seamed…...p. 6
Comfy Classics for all gauges in super-stretchy cotton yarn…………………………..….p. 9
Sneaky Heels Socks for all gauges, knitted either flat or tubular…………………..p. 12
Around the House Lounging Socks in worsted yarn for bulky & mid-gauge……p. 14
To make similar socks for the standard gauge or Passap machine, use a suitable weight of acrylic yarn with the Plain Old Socks or Classics with a Twist patterns and incorporate the heel and toe color changes.
Classics with a Twist for standard & Passap with 3 toe styles…………...…………..p. 16
Strip Knitting Top Down Socks…………………………………………………………………….……….….p. 18
Surgery Socks-lined & loose for standard, Passap & mid-gauge machines……….p. 19
Plain Old Socks for those sticklers for convention, Standard & Passap…….…...p. 21
Double Comfort Lined Slipper Boots for all gauges…..………………….………………….p. 23
TOE UP STYLES
The Secrets of Toe Up Socks………………………………………………………………………………….p. 26
3 Hems for Toe Up Socks………………………………………………………………………………………...p. 28
Super Stretchy Toes Up Socks for all gauges………………………………………………..…..p. 28
Classic Wool or Acrylic Toes Up pattern for Bulky/mid-gauge………..……………..p. 29
Luxury Socks for standard/Passap [cashmere!]………………………………………………….p. 30
Luxury Socks for mid-gauge/bulky [cashmere!]………………………………………..………..p. 30
Strip Knitting Toe Up Socks for Speed………………………………………………………………..p. 30
Sockulator charts to help you tweak patterns and design your own in any gauge and size………………………………………………………………………...………………………………...p. 31-33
NOTES
2 beds are required for all of the patterns except Toasty Toes. Use a Japanese machine with ribber or a true double bed machine like a Passap or Superba
“All gauges” really means, for this book, standard, Passap, mid-gauge and bulky. Patterns are not tested on fine gauge machines of 3.5-3.6mm needle spacing.
If you have multiple machines, here are some suggestions: Passaps are first choice for regular socks, bulkies are first choice for slipper socks.
Where 2 gauges appear in 1 pattern, numbers for the second gauge: {are here}
All patterns are for adult sizes.



I'm in a nice sock group where the question of whether acrylic is suitable for socks or not comes up pretty often. My personal favorite for socks is wool or cotton with some stretchy fiber added but is acrylic "OK" for socks if you want to use it? Here's what I know about the subject.

The biggest complaint with acrylic won't apply for most people. It does breath less than cotton or wool so for those who work in hot conditions and/or will be on their feet a long time it is thought to raise the risk of athlete's foot and similar problems due to the feet staying sweatier than they might in all cotton. In the south, where I am, workers like my husband who often did mechanic work in a non-air conditioned shop and in hay fields were advised by their doctors to wear white cotton socks. Modern microfibers changed matters somewhat, as did the fact that few people work in conditions so hot these days. Probably hikers and lumberjacks and the like should still keep this in mind but many people are fine with whatever they want. Do keep in mind that there are variations in acrylic yarns. You may find some perform much better than others.