First, the facts:
Editor: Laura Lough
Published by: Cooperative Press, 2013
Type: Men’s Socks
No chapters, just patterns.
The In-Depth Look:
It should seem so obvious, shouldn’t it? Men have feet, too.
Except, the vast majority of sock patterns are written for women. The book’s introduction says that only 1300 of the 18,000 sock patterns on Ravelry are for men, but that, “It seems that lots of knitters want to knit socks for men, either because they are men or they have handknit-deserving men in their lives.”
And so–a collection of sock patterns for men. Colorful, cabled, creative … not just your boring, plain black socks, brought to you from the folks at the Unique Sheep.
The patterns run the gamut from traditional to playful and make a good case for knitting socks for the men in your life (especially if you are a man). I know that, where socks are concerned, I’ve always been grateful to have relatively small feet for a woman, and haven’t really complained that my father has no interest in my making him socks. I mean, it takes me months to churn out a pair of socks as it is, since I carry them in my purse and mostly just work on them when I’m out on weekends … I shudder to think how long a pair of men’s socks would take.
And yet, the socks here are almost enough to tempt me.
This book can be bought from the Cooperative Press.
This review copy was kindly donated by Cooperative Press. Thank you!