A post from Kayla: After spending most of our childhood campaigning for an American Girl doll, Kelli and I each got two this Christmas! After Mom wrote about her excellent shopping experience with Pleasant Company, a reader offered a few of her dolls for sale. Which is how I ended up with the doll I wanted as a girl, the now discontinued Felicity, and my new favorite, Emily.
Because I’m 25 years old, my dolls are not my constant companions. I don’t spend much time combing their hair or having tea parties. One thing I do enjoy is knitting accessories for them! That’s why I am excited to be reviewing The Sock Knitter’s Handbook, generously offered by Martingale company.
American girl dolls, like people, have uniquely shaped feet. The Sock Knitter’s Handbook is a step-by-step guide to creating your own socks. That means I can accomodate the short heel and square toe of American Girl dolls.
It also means I can accomodate the big feet of the ladies in my family. Most lady’s sock patterns are written for a US size 8. We all have very wide feet that range from a size 9 to a 13!
In addition to the functional adaptations that need to be made to socks, this book offers cosmetic instructions too. It starts with a selection of cast-on styles, moving on to unique heel designs, gusset options, and toe cast-off options. I much prefer a technique book to a pattern book, and this one is great.
This is the kind of handbook that you will want to have on hand for a long time, so I am keeping this copy! You can purchase your own Sock Knitter’s Handbook from Amazon or Martingale. Thanks, Martingale, for sharing this book with me!