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Sock knitting is a lot of fun, and having a variety of different kinds of socks — as well as leggings, leg warmers and other warmers for the feet — is great, especially when you’re a knitter and get to play with all of those designs.

Cathy Carron went a little wild with variety in her new book, Happy Feet, which is the giveaway prize this week.

The book includes 30 patterns of just about any style you can think of, from standard crew socks to knee-highs and thigh-highs, socks without toes for showing off your manicure and without heels and tows for doing yoga. There are long and short legwarmers, slippers and fun designs of every stripe.

For your chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, April 13. I’d love to know whether you’ve knit socks before and if you have, if you have a favorite pair. Right now my favorites are a pair of toe-up socks because they probably fit me the best of any sock I’ve ever knit.

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing, and good luck!

By Sarah White

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98 Comments so far

  1. Hope Russell on April 8, 2014 1:33 pm

    I’ve never knitted socks yet but they are on my list of items to conquer :-) Would love this book to help me do that. Thank you for the great giveaway :-)

  2. Lucero on April 8, 2014 1:45 pm

    Love it! Love knit!

  3. Daphne on April 8, 2014 1:54 pm

    I’ve become somewhat addicted to knitting socks since learning how to knit them. I don’t have a favorite pair but I do love knitting toe up socks.????

  4. Vanessa on April 8, 2014 2:08 pm

    I would love to learn how to knit socks for my little ones’ fragile feet. With the help of this book, i would be able to garb my 10 yo daughter’s feet with knitted socks of different hues of pink (her ultimate favorite color), my 3 yo little boy with the cool colors of blues and greens and probably the warmth of reds and for my little baby girl, knitted booties for her sweet cute feet.

  5. Wendy on April 8, 2014 2:17 pm

    I’ve been crocheting for years & have only recently taken up knitting I’d love to learn how to make socks I have 7 granddaughters & they’d love it

  6. Nannette Cintron on April 8, 2014 2:23 pm

    I haven’t tried yet but I really miss the ones that my grandmother made. The next thing I tackle is going to be socks.

  7. Angela Eberle on April 8, 2014 3:05 pm

    I am finishing my 3rd pair of sock now. I was intimidate at first, but have found they are great to work on was sitting around watching the tube.

  8. Eska on April 8, 2014 3:49 pm

    This book looks too cool! I’d love to win it.

  9. Siaron on April 8, 2014 4:20 pm

    Love knitting socks – there are some lovely sock yarns available. Fairisle ones are my favourite.

  10. Allison on April 8, 2014 4:43 pm

    I’m actually about to knit my first pair of socks! I knit the swatch last night.

  11. diana jones on April 8, 2014 4:47 pm

    never knitted any socks yet. but first time for everything. would love to give it a go.

  12. Laura Mcmeekin@msn.com on April 8, 2014 5:22 pm

    Love all the patterns shown! I would be ecstatic if I won this book! Than you so much for offering it!

  13. Bobette Lambert on April 8, 2014 6:56 pm

    I’m a “One Sock Wonder!” I knit one sock and never knit the second! Then I “wonder” why I do that! This book looks like just the tning I need to inspire me to be a “Two Sock Wonder” and I’ll wonder why it took me so long to become the two-sock knitter I’ve yearned to be.

  14. Amanda B. on April 8, 2014 7:09 pm

    I have never knitted before but this seems like a good place to start.

  15. Melissa on April 8, 2014 7:26 pm

    I love knitting socks!!! My fav pair so far are Cookie A’s Monkey socks! They are my best fitting socks up to this point :-)

  16. Ginny on April 8, 2014 8:12 pm

    Socks are the one item I havent attempted yet. This book is just what I need to get started!

  17. Karen in KS on April 8, 2014 8:56 pm

    I have just started to knit socks and this book looks like just the thing to help me continue!

  18. Carole on April 8, 2014 9:07 pm

    I love chunky, over-sized, all wool felted house socks. Socks are so much fun to knit!

  19. Kelly (Vt) on April 8, 2014 9:08 pm

    I love knitting socks! My favorite pair were a gift though, mostly because they were a surprise :)

  20. kw on April 8, 2014 9:29 pm

    Never tried socks but super excited to learn!

  21. elaine jungling on April 8, 2014 10:02 pm

    i learned to make socks in response to my mother loosing toes to diabetes, now it is a fun winter hobby.
    these patterns look like i could be converted to doing it year round!

  22. Dot on April 8, 2014 10:16 pm

    I’ve knit children’s socks for charity, and dozens of Christmas stockings, but have never made socks for myself. I like the striped socks with the bullseye heels.

  23. Jess on April 8, 2014 10:37 pm

    I’m a novice knitter, but I have been asked about doing socks before. :) I’d love these patterns!

  24. Monica on April 8, 2014 11:36 pm

    I’ve knit socks twice… They ended up so big an elephant could easily puy them on… But they were real pretty! :-)

  25. MelodyJ on April 9, 2014 2:55 am

    Looks like there are some good patterns in this book.

  26. nancy d on April 9, 2014 2:58 am

    I have knit many socks and slippers and love making them. I would like to learn the toe up technique and the technique that has you knitting both socks at the same time.

  27. petra on April 9, 2014 3:13 am

    I love knitting socks. They are also nice warm. I always have cold feet but not with these socks. My favourite to see are de socks with every toe on it. Not so easy to put on. My favourite to put on are anklesocks!
    I really like to win this book. I think i have no chance because i live in the netherlands.

  28. Gina Douthit on April 9, 2014 3:27 am

    I LOVE to knit socks! They are the perfect blend of components. They can be complex enough to hold your interest or easy enough to do while watching TV. You can knit them with just one skein of yarn which can be found in infinite colors, fibers, patterns, or stripes. The best part is you can complete them in less than a week! I have a green favorite right now.

  29. Jane Moulson on April 9, 2014 6:27 am

    I work as a planned activity worker in a community center and would love to learn to knit socks so I could share with my clients… I love my striped socks best

  30. Gloria on April 9, 2014 7:41 am

    I haven’t attempted socks yet, but I’ve taken baby steps towards knitting them! I’ve got sock yarn for all 3 kids in my stash waiting for me! This book would be awesome!

  31. Janetta Dobler on April 9, 2014 7:43 am

    I am trying to teach myself how to knit socks. This book would be a great help!!

  32. Judy Aiken on April 9, 2014 7:44 am

    I almost always have socks on the needles. A great portable project! I have a favorite basic sock pattern, but really want to learn new sock techniques!

  33. Diana Greenhalgh on April 9, 2014 8:13 am

    So cute, love the Happy feet patterns

  34. Pawandeep Malhotra on April 9, 2014 8:29 am

    i would like to have this book to learn how to knit socks

  35. Maureen on April 9, 2014 9:53 am

    I love knitting socks but they take me forever to knit. My favorite pair is the one I made for my husband. He never wears them but I do. :)

  36. Ofelia on April 9, 2014 11:21 am

    I’ve never knitted socks but I’d love to learn to!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  37. Anne Marie on April 9, 2014 11:34 am

    I have knit socks before, but my favorite pair was knit for me by a friend. I need to make more socks.

  38. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton on April 9, 2014 11:39 am

    I’m an avid sock knitter (I rarely knit anything else, much to my dismay) and my current favorite pattern is Clover by Kate Blackburn. They’ve got the perfect amount of fun stitches and come out gorgeous.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

  39. Sandra on April 9, 2014 11:42 am

    I love knitting socks and these look like so much fun!

  40. Ruth on April 9, 2014 11:46 am

    These patterns are adorable, and I want to learn to knit socks this year. Thanks for this opportunity!

  41. Jan on April 9, 2014 11:48 am

    I really enjoy knitting socks, especially toe up! But I’m not very fast. This book looks cool…

  42. vicki on April 9, 2014 12:01 pm

    There are some fun looking socks! I’d love to win a copy of the book. Thanks

  43. Deborah on April 9, 2014 12:04 pm

    I love hand-knitted socks. My favorites are always the ones I’m currently knitting. Right now the yarn is a hand-dyed superwash wool, bamboo & silk blend in pink, gold & brown. I’m using the fish-tail lace pattern for the leg & instep. Beautiful!

  44. Patricia P. Hall on April 9, 2014 12:07 pm

    I LOVE to knit socks! I just learned how last year and made myself a pair (my favorite socks in the drawer), my brother a pair, and my son a pair. I also knit a pair of yoga socks for my sister-in-law. Wow! Just realized that is a lot of production for me!

    Would love to win this book to try more styles.

  45. Mary Helene on April 9, 2014 12:14 pm

    I have tried knitting socks but haven’t found a pair of feet to fit them yet.

  46. Tina S on April 9, 2014 12:22 pm

    I’m a fairly new knitter and haven’t been brave enough to try my hand at socks just yet. This book could be the catalyst I need to finally take the plunge!

  47. Karey on April 9, 2014 12:23 pm

    Yes, I’ve knit socks before. I don’t know if I have a favorite pair though, because all the socks I’ve knit, I’ve given away!

  48. Linda Rumsey on April 9, 2014 12:43 pm

    I’ve knitted a dozen pairs, but don’t have a favourite as that wouldn’t be fair!

  49. Cindy Moore on April 9, 2014 12:46 pm

    Why not! Socks are a great travel project.

  50. Becki on April 9, 2014 1:04 pm

    I love knitting socks and would love to try these!

  51. Linda on April 9, 2014 1:11 pm

    Just started my first pair of socks, but I’m getting a little confused now that I’m at the heel (toe-up). Would love to get some help and inspiration from this cool book!

  52. Judy Cornell on April 9, 2014 1:20 pm

    I have knit socks but never for myself. Perhaps with this book I will. Thanks for the opportunity.

  53. Teresa Knittingdancer on April 9, 2014 1:56 pm

    I have never knitted a pair of socks. My sister has knitted me 3 pairs I love wearing them. I would love to win this book for my sister.

  54. Maxine Miller on April 9, 2014 1:59 pm

    I have loom knitted a pair of fair isle socks for my great grand daughter that turned out well. My favorite socks are the ones I am loom knitting that are my own fair isle pattern of flowers. Eventually I want to learn to knit with needles to make socks.

  55. Sheila on April 9, 2014 2:29 pm

    I’ve knit a lot of socks and generally love the toe up gusset heel ones. Don’t really have a single favorite pair.

  56. kim on April 9, 2014 2:31 pm

    Almost everyone in my knitting group knit socks, I have been afraid to try, maybe this book will help conquer my fear!

  57. Pat on April 9, 2014 2:44 pm

    I am a sock addict. Every pair that I’ve ever made for myself is my favorite…until the next pair comes along.
    I’m sort of stuck on my tried and true top down method,but I’d love to try some others. I’m trying to build up the courage to try 2 at a time toe up.

  58. Chrissy on April 9, 2014 3:00 pm

    I am obsessed with knitting socks! I will be knitting socks for all of my friends this year.

  59. Joanne Mohr on April 9, 2014 3:30 pm

    I have knitted 2 pairs of socks, maybe the book would be the boost I need to knit more.

  60. OHSue on April 9, 2014 4:15 pm

    I love knitting for my feet! And this book would be a wonderful treat for me to win.

  61. Marseille on April 9, 2014 4:23 pm

    I just wore out my favorite pair, so I’m looking for another! :)

  62. eva on April 9, 2014 4:33 pm

    Knitting socks has been on my to do list for years…have tried a few times and never got it down pact…despite people saying how easy it is…maybe this time is the charm! I sincerely hope so cause these socks are all so much fun looking and believe me, I need some fun in my life right now!

  63. JO on April 9, 2014 5:11 pm

    I would LOVE to win this!! As a beginner knitter yrs ago I tried a sock & it ended up HUGE so I haven’t tried again. But just yesterday I told another knitter I think I’m ready to give it another try because I hear so often that once you wear hand-knit socks you’ll never want anything else!

  64. Cynthia W on April 9, 2014 5:30 pm

    I have knit socks before! My problem is that I have SSS, but I’m still going to try to make more!

  65. Pam Bivens on April 9, 2014 8:05 pm

    I haven’t knit socks, but I have a friend who loves knitting socks, so I’ve got to try it!!

  66. HawaiianLibrarian on April 9, 2014 8:07 pm

    While we don’t need to wear socks in HI for warmth, they sure do make our stockinged feet stylish. Mahalo for the op to win this book for our public library.

  67. Becky Fedler on April 9, 2014 8:13 pm

    I’ve never knit socks, but would l love to try. I think some of those patterns would be good for dancers. Thank you.

  68. SandieW. on April 9, 2014 8:37 pm

    I knit socks top down. LOVE knitting socks!!

  69. Iryna B. on April 9, 2014 8:43 pm

    Hi and thank you for the book!
    I knit socks mostly with thicker yarn. Usually it is cuff-down socks on 4/5 dpns.
    For smaller weight yarn I’d go to knit them on my machine. Love it!

  70. Chantel Lee on April 9, 2014 9:51 pm

    I’ve started a couple of different socks…but haven’t finished any.

  71. Lee on April 9, 2014 9:52 pm

    I just took out a library book on learning to knit socks! I am looking forward to learning! thanks!

  72. Lorinda on April 9, 2014 10:18 pm

    I haven’t been knitting all that long so I haven’t done socks yet but my good friend and mentor told me that I have all the skills I need now, so that is my next quest!

  73. Theresa on April 9, 2014 10:28 pm

    I have always wanted to learn to knit socks. I was going to take a workshop this winter but the snow cancelled it out.

  74. Michelle on April 9, 2014 10:54 pm

    Wow! How awesome, I love the booties on the cover! I’ve never knit socks before, but want to try. I’ve made so many hats…this is the next logical item that isn’t knit flat…

  75. Pauleen Potter on April 9, 2014 11:08 pm

    I love, love, love socks. I have a huge collection of them, though I haven’t tried making a pair. Yet I’m eager to try :D

  76. Nicole Sender on April 9, 2014 11:50 pm

    I’ve knitted socks before and my favorite is a bulky denim colored work sock.

  77. Karen on April 10, 2014 2:11 am

    Socks are the best take along project!

  78. Gloria on April 10, 2014 6:39 am

    Ooooh, ooooh, raising my hand high into the sky. Never knit footwear before but I see some I’d love to try!

  79. Doreen on April 10, 2014 8:21 am

    I like knitting socks as presents and am so dying to make the piano key socks for my sister, a musician!

  80. Jessie on April 10, 2014 8:26 am

    Toe up. I usually don’t use a pattern, but it is good to use patterns sometimes so you can learn different techniques, I use sock books for inspiration.

  81. Diana T. on April 10, 2014 8:27 am

    I’ve not knitted socks yet… but I have already chosen a few sock patterns I will make!

  82. Hannah on April 10, 2014 10:51 am

    I have never knitted socks before….but would love to try!!

  83. Ann Devine on April 10, 2014 11:20 am

    I’ve knit two whole pairs of socks — the first pair took 3 years to finish lol– and would love to knit more. This looks like a fun book, thanks for offering it.

  84. Bekah on April 10, 2014 11:25 am

    I love socks – they are so so fun to knit! I think my favourites are a pair of Monkey socks by Cookie A in hand-dyed yarn :)

  85. Andrea B on April 10, 2014 11:46 am

    I’ve knit a few pairs of socks. My favorites are Artichoke socks.

  86. Laura Mackenzie-Hawkins on April 10, 2014 12:12 pm

    I don’t know why but I’ve never even tried! My sister Crochets and has made us some Gorgeous Socks. I’d love to have a go as with being Smallholders we spend a lot of time outdoors and true pure wool socks just can’t be beat. First a pair of fine knit Pure Cashmeres. Then a pair of chunky thick Lambswool or Shetland Sheep wool Long Welly socks. I have Raynauds Syndrome so keeping my feet warm is a must.

  87. Ronnie Gosnell on April 10, 2014 3:03 pm

    I would make these socks year-round and give them away as Christmas presents!

  88. Judith (from Israel) on April 10, 2014 6:32 pm

    I used to knit socks for my daughter and her friends and they’d put them on and “skate” around our living room floor in them.

  89. asteride on April 11, 2014 4:05 am

    Knitting socks is addicting! I prefer to knit sweaters or accessories but I tried once and I loved it.
    asteride on Ravelry

  90. Lynn on April 11, 2014 9:11 am

    I knit only socks. I would love a copy of this book!

  91. Carmen on April 11, 2014 4:17 pm

    I’ve only made one pair of socks but I enjoyed enough my goal is to make socks for my family this year (I really need to get going on that – thanks for the reminder!)

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  93. Shelly on April 11, 2014 11:12 pm

    I just knit my first pair of socks in the last year, and now I’m hooked. I like trying new techniques and patterns.

  94. teresa w on April 12, 2014 12:12 am

    I’m only just learning to knit socks I’ve only just gotten past the toe, I’m very slow at it still, of course it doesn’t help I’ve changed just about everything I could about the pattern.

  95. Sharon Underwood on April 12, 2014 6:29 am

    I have never knitted socks before but love the ideas

  96. Maryanne on April 12, 2014 9:07 pm

    I have actually been on a sock-knitting kick lately. I collected so many pretty skeins, and figured I better use some up (so I can buy more…).

    I like starting from the toe up because I can maximize using the yarn that way. I’m trying to a bunch of different short-row heel techniques. I think the next one I might try is Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel.

  97. Jess on April 13, 2014 10:05 am

    The second pair I knit. I didn’t have a real pattern, just some guideline chart from a German website, but they turned out beautifully.

  98. J. Pario on April 13, 2014 11:02 am

    I can’t lie–if I won this book, I’d promptly give it to my ultra-cool friend Elizabeth who is knitting her way through graduate school. She is whimsical and quirky enough to really enjoy it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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