Each of the patterns in this book has been designed with the adventurous beginner sock knitter in mind. My aim has always been to encourage beginners to understand how a sock works from cuff to toe, and to not only enhance their sock drawers but also their well-being as they discover the simple pleasure of knitting in the round. If you can knit and purl, you can knit socks, and once you can knit socks, you can knit anything! Start with plain socks if you’ve never knitted them before – or launch straight in with the pattern that you like the best. Be fearless! It won’t be long before you’re wearing your hand-knits, and your feet will thank you for it, but do be warned - sock knitting is addictive!