I’m so excited to announce a new ebook I’ve published called The CSM Cookbook! I’ve been working on this ebook for many months now and I consider it a basic first cookbook of checklist style patterns for the circular sock machine. The ebook contains twelve patterns for all of the most common circular sock machine styles with six socks that are “top down” and start with the cuff or hem, and six socks that are “toe up” and start with an extended toe that can be stretched across the cylinder for a seamless design.
You will also find chapters on making gauge swatches, sizing socks to fit your feet, an illustrated glossary of techniques, information on finishing socks, and a list of additional resources.
The twelve patterns included are:
- Top Down Hung Hem Sock
- Top Down Sock with Mock Rib Leg
- Top Down Sock with Mock Rib Leg and Instep
- Top Down Ribbed Cuff Sock
- Top Down Ribbed Leg Sock
- Top Down Ribbed Leg and Instep Sock
- Toe Up Hung Hem Sock
- Top Up Sock with Mock Rib Leg
- Toe Up Sock with Mock Rib Leg and Instep
- Toe Up Ribbed Cuff Sock
- Toe Up Ribbed Leg Sock
- Toe Up Ribbed Leg and Instep Sock
Chapter 1 of the ebook is called Swatching for Gauge. I discuss all the things that can affect gauge, give directions for making a gauge swatch, explain how to do the math, and give you a worksheet for recording gauge information.
Chapter 2 is called sock sizing. I discuss the measurements you need to make great fitting socks, explain how to calculate how many rounds you need for each part of your sock, and provide a sock sizing worksheet you can use for each pair of socks you make.
Chapter 3 describes how to work the Quick and Easy Heels and Toes.
Chapter 4 is a ten page illustrated guide to common techniques and terms used in the patterns. If you are still learning about making socks, this chapter along with the resources in Chapter 7 will help you know what to do!
Chapter 5 includes all twelve checklists. These checklists are written in a step by step style so that you’ll never forgot to release your heel spring or stop in the front! You provide your own numbers based on swatching to make the socks the length and height you want. An example is shown below.
Chapter 6 provides links and tips for finishing both toe up and top down socks.
Chapter 7 is a list of additional resources, including video channels, links to manuals, and more!
All in all you’ll get 72 pages of information to make you successful in making socks on your CSM! Purchase and download it today!