From trendy teenage girls to thirty-something professionals, everyone is hand-stitching these days. "Stitch Style Socks" is a collection of contemporary and urban projects that'll keep you constantly inspired and motivated and putting your best foot forward. Each project is accompanied by full-colour photography and easy-to-follow instructions. From striped laced knee-highs to pompom-embellished anklets, there's a style here for every season and occasion. Best of all, projects are portable so you're free to knit anywhere you go. "Stitch Style" is a new strand of books designed for fashion-loving handcrafters featuring an array of hip styles inspired by everything from catwalks to street fashion. All designs are created by young urban knitters and trendsetters with a penchant for craft.
More than 30 knitwear designers have contributed their innovative patterns to this impressive collection, which features gorgeous, full-color photographs of various scarves, capes, capelets and stoles. Because of their quick construction, editor Allen (co-author of Knitting for Dummies) calls scarves the "comfort food of knitting," likening them to, of all things, pasta. "Like pasta, scarves can be created with little effort and few basic materials," she writes.