Vogue Knitting: Ultimate Sock Book
The editors at "Vogue Knitting" - the most trusted name in the craft - have done it again, creating the most comprehensive guide available to sock knitters!
No other book has both information for designing your own socks and such fabulous, never-before-published designer patterns. It includes background on the social and historical development of sock knitting (complete with historical photos), techniques, stitch patterns, and socks from a wide variety of ethnic traditions. Since sock knitting requires only the most basic skills, it's a great place for beginners to start.