Consider this the only book of sock patterns you’ll ever need. After making more than 100 pairs, Wendy Bernard knows a ton about the construction of socks—and she knows what we don’t need to know, as we begin our sock-making adventure. Like a sculptor honing away all the excess, she distills her deep knowledge into everything you need to know, and nothing that you don’t. These are sock designs that let you begin at the toe or the cuff. You can work a pattern all over the sock, in a panel down the front, or—our favorite when the yarn is wild—a perfectly simple stockinette sock. Toe-up or cuff-down, with a baker’s dozen of stitch patterns that will give you plenty of beautiful, distinctive designs for every mile of your journey. The 13 stitch patterns are all modern, clever, and add a little zing to your sock making. You will be dazzled and astonished at how a few simple knits and purls will create beautiful textures that are perfect for socks.
Field Guide 10: Downtown: Fresh, easy, relaxed—welcome to the world of Isabell Kraemer. A pair of pullovers and a set of cowls that let us play with texture and color. These are sweaters to love and to wear every day. Downtown, around town, everywhere. Isabelle Kraimer is a prolific designer of sweaters and accessories who has a clear vision. Knitters recognize her work at a glance, whether it’s a pullover, cardigan, or irresistible wrappy thing.
Field Guide 7: Ease: How about we all just ditch life for a while and knit? It’s summertime. Time for ease. Ease yourself into the sort of knitting that we adore: portable, easy to memorize, beautiful. This is the lightest, ease-iest Field Guide yet. These four designs from Julia Farwell-Clay will lower the temperature by ten degrees. You won’t find a sleeve or a buttonhole band in here—the most taxing part of this Field Guide is to decide which of these elegant, clever patterns to make first. See all the designs below, and join us for the pure pleasure of knitting during the sunny season.
Field Guide 6: Transparency: As we shed the layers of winter, we crave light, warmth, air. In our knitting, and in our lives. In this Field Guide, beloved Amy Christoffers explores different ideas of transparency in four playful, accessible designs. Lighten up your knitting with a breath of fresh air. Join us in knitting from Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 6.