You will want to wear the socks from this book titled "Op-Art socks", when you visit with friends who ask you to remove your shoes at the door. What is it about knitting socks? They are currently second in popularity compared to knitting shawls. Whatever "it" is, "Op-Art socks" by Stephanie Van Der Linden fills the requirement.
There are 19 patterns for women and men that will intrigue you, with creative effects in sock knitting that you will want to wear. The sock photographs are eye candy. The patterns contain charts to follow. This book is not for first time sock knitters. Though for beginner sock knitters there are patterns like 'Anni". If sock knitting is something you want to master and "go beyond ordinary sock knitting into new territory", this book is what you are looking for.
'Ludwig' is a beautiful sock for men or women. Beginner sock knitters will enjoy the slipped stitch that creates a chevron pattern. Two balls of yarn are used. One is a solid color while the other is in a complimentary multicolored yarn.The stop you in your tracks socks on the cover are known as 'Yaacov'. These positive and negative circles are worked in the stranded technique, using two balls of varigated striping yarn. 'Heinz' is a curvey visual in two colors. Garter ridges alternate with color and single rows of stockinette stitch in a crescent shape.
Stephanie is not a newcomer to sock knitting. She has written 'Around the World in Knitted Socks" and "Knit Socks for All Seasons". So pick up the book and give your feet and needles a thrill.