Join bestselling author Ann Budd for an exciting adventure that will knock knitters' socks off! Or rather, having them casting socks on! New Directions in Sock Knitting is a smorgasbord of 18 knitted sock patterns from top designers that's a feast for sock knitters. Exploring traditional toe-up and top-down construction is just the beginning. Knitters are taken beyond the basics to discover how to knit socks new directions - starting at the heel or sole or side-to-side! - along with interesting and innovative construction techniques. The patterns themselves cover a variety of knitting techniques and come from the top names in knitwear. Kate Atherley, Ann Berk, Cat Bordhi, Rachel Coopey, Jeny Staiman, Hunter Hammersen, and others share projects that will have sock knitters gobbling up designs that range from traditional to innovative, with difficulties from simple to complex.