February Giveaway: Sock Anatomy

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Given the recent return of my sock knitting mojo, I am very excited to announce this month’s giveaway…

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Lovely Clare Devine of Yarn and Pointy Sticks fame has released her first knitting pattern e-book and it’s called Sock Anatomy. Clare was kind enough to send me a review copy and I think it’s fabulous. In Clare’s own words, here’s a bit about the book:

“When I started knitting, I always swore I would never ever knit socks. You know what they say about “never say never”… I am now well and truly hooked on sock knitting. This book was born from the idea of trying the many different ways of turning a heel, without committing to a full size adult sock. Often, a new technique is best learnt and practised on a small scale, before we unleash our knitting powers on a larger, more complicated pattern. Baby socks are the perfect vehicle for trying things out. They are quick and easy, take minimal yarn and result in the cutest itty-bitty socks. Great if you have little ones in your life who need warm toes and equally great for learning techniques and knitting purely for the process of working through the heel, before embarking on a larger scale project. All the patterns are written bearing in mind that you may not have encountered this heel technique before or may be new to socks. There are detailed step-by-step instructions that will enable you to successfully knit these socks with minimal previous sock knitting experience.”

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The book features 9 patterns in 4 sizes (0-6m, 6-12m, 1-2yr and 2-3yr) – some are cuff-down and some are toe-up. A variety of heels are included (short row, heel flap and afterthought) and designs are varied, including lace and cables. There’s lots of scope for fun use of colour. It really is a lovely book, the patterns are clear and well-explained. It’s a joy to browse through.

Giveaway

Clare is generously giving away 5 copies of her ebook to iMake blog readers and podcast listeners – thank you Clare! To enter this giveaway, hop over to the book’s pattern page on Ravelry and decide which is your favourite sock pattern. Then leave a comment on this post telling me. Here’s the book’s pattern page link: Sock Anatomy patterns. Just one entry per person please, and don’t forget to include your email address and (if you have one) your Ravelry username. Your comment will not appear straight away as I need to manually moderate all comments. This giveaway will close at the end of February. Good luck!

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46 responses to “February Giveaway: Sock Anatomy

  1. I love the idea of exploring different techniques through knitting for little ones. I like the ‘Longus’ sock with that lovely cable running down the back and into the heel.

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  2. I find myself drawn to the Brevis sock! But they all look amazing. I’m new-ish to socks so these patterns look to be a challenge to my skills. atangledyarn@gmail com Rav:rlmathews

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  3. Sweet ebook! Phalanges is by far my favorite. But I can see trying many others to perfect the different sock construction techniques. I’ve never tried the afterthought heel, so Flexor would also be top on my list. My Rav name is bbstampin.
    Thanks, Martine!

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  4. Phalanges is so cute! Look at that little picot hem! I’m ShadowAP on Rav – thanks to you and Clare for the chance to win!

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  5. I really like the idea of trying my hands at smaller socks! My toddlers could benefit from them! My favorite is Phalanges and I’m valuliana on Ravelry!

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  6. I love them all, but I think I would try my hand at Longus first. With two kids under the age of two, I would definitely get a lot of use out of this book!

    Rav: SaraMCrafts

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  7. Oh, how perfect! A good friend just had a lovely baby girl. I love Longus – the cable continuing up the heel is brilliant!

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  8. I love them all and it is a great way to try different constructions. My fav is Ossa as it reminds me of snakes and ladders. Jan 1309 on rav.

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  9. I would have to knit Phalanges. love the name too. this is a great introduction to sock knitting, or to different heels.

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  11. It’s difficult choosing one, but I think Planum just wins, so cute and looks like the rib at the ankle might help it stay on.
    (I love Flexor too, ideal for oddments)
    Modelwidow on Ravelry.

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  12. I definetly like the flexor pattern better because you can make lots of different lengths of sock ahead of time with your leftover scraps and have them ready to add the after thought heel when you the need arises.
    Smmccall on Ravelry.

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  13. I love the Ossa. Have been trying to knit socks for some time but it just won’t click. Maybe I need to try something smaller than my dinky size 4 feet!
    Rav: emlouann28
    email:emancipatedmoley@gmail.com

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  14. Oh, I love them all but especially Tarsi and that color is gorgeous! I only wish I had some grandchildren to make these for, hopefully in a couple of years. Maybe I’ll make some and put them in Grammy’s hope chest:)
    kcollins629@gmail.com
    Rav: kcollins629

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  16. Oh cuties! Very nice idean and very cute patterns. I think, mafavourite is Tarsi.
    RavID: lasolue13

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  17. I absolutely love the pattern Phalanges – and my nephew is having a baby this summer so I have a little one to start knitting for.
    Thanks for such a wonderful blog and podcasts! I am rustysun on Ravelry.

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  18. I really like Tarsi and Tetius. I would love to knit some for my granddaughter and learn new techniques at the same time.
    thistleridgefarm on ravelry

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  20. Tetius is my favorite. I have a great fear of knitting socks. This would be a great way to start and my grandson would be the perfect recipient. I learned top down knitting making him a sweater!

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  21. These are so cute!
    My favourite are the Planum socks.
    My ravelry name is Kittystitches. Thank you Martine and Clare for the lovely giveaway!

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  22. I’ve never tried knitting socks, but am really tempted now! Phalanges is gorgeous – both colour and pattern. I’m julietwist on Ravelry and email twist at cwgsy.net :)

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  23. Ooohh!!! Can I say I love them all?? :) They are soooo cute!! But I think my favourites are Ossa and Tetius. I have never been brave enough to try and knit socks but now that I’ve seen those, I may just go ahead and give it a go, specially as I have a little one I can model them on ;). Also, how did I not think of trying knitting baby socks before??? It’s a brilliant idea to start with little ones before venturing on adult size ones (which is what I considered trying before and quickly dismissed the idea as they looked too scary…)
    RavelryID: tanidoneti

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  24. I love the “Planum” socks. Ideal for little girls in pretty dresses. One of my resolutions this year is to learn to knit socks and starting with tiny socks is a great idea. My Ravelry name is EllieRaine . Thankyou for hosting such a great giveaway :)

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  25. I like Tarsi! Really like patterns that work for both boys and girls at the moment since I don’t know what we’re having… =)

    Ravelrynamne is: karin-i

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  26. Oh, I like flexor. What a great way to use scrap yarn. I am keshaevans on ravelry or keshaevans[at]outlook[dot]com. Thanks

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