My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Knit. Sock. Love.

Cookie A. very kindly sent me an advance copy of her new sock book Knit. Sock. Love. Actually, she sent me two copies so I could keep one for myself and give one away. Let’s take a look.

The book contains nineteen patterns and they are arranged into three sections: Columns, Tessellations, and Diagonals.

You can see photos of all these sock designs on Ravelry, here.

Some of the designs will look familiar to Cookie A. fans. The wildly popular Monkey and the Clandestine and Hedera designs that were originally published as free patterns at are included, but more sizes have been added for some of these previously available designs. Several of the other designs have also been available as single patterns from Cookie A.’s website and other retail outlets (like The Loopy Ewe) for a while. There are, of course, some new patterns, seven of them to be exact.

You have several buying options — you can purchase the single patterns from Knit. Sock. Love. from Cookie A.’s website, or you can download a pdf version of the whole book, or you can purchase the hardcopy paperback book and get a deep discount on the purchase of the pdf version of the book. The hardcopy version has a release date of November 20, 2010.

I have hard copies of the book and have been looking through it. First off, the photography is lovely — that is obvious just from looking at the cover, which I particularly love. The patterns have many charts and useful schematics to help you in your knitting.

There are artsy photos:

And great close-ups:

And of course, these are Cookie A. socks — lovely unique designs. They range in difficulty from easy to challenging and are offered in a nice range of sizes.

Who would like to win a paperback copy of this book? Leave a comment to this post by 4:00 Sunday, November 7 at 4:00pm eastern time and the random number generator will choose a winner then.

I’ll not be back on the blog until Sunday or Monday because my visitors will be here shortly and we are going away for the weekend. I hope you all have a great one!


  1. Shirley. in PA says:

    Please add me to the drawing for Cookie A’s book. Shirley

  2. Ooooh, what gorgeous socks!! LOVE!

  3. I’d like to be added to the drawing too! I hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself!

  4. Oh! I would love a chance to win this book. It looks awesome!

  5. Oh pick me, pick me – the photos look breathtaking!
    Michelle´s last blog post ..I’m Bad

  6. I love me some SOCKS!! Cookie A has amazing vision and always gets it across which is probably the hardest part. 🙂
    Lisa R.´s last blog post ..…in which our hero just says hi

  7. Hate to sound greedy, but… Me. Me. Me 🙂


  8. Ruth Musso says:

    I love Cookie A socks. The book looks great.

  9. Jeg vil gerne vinde bogen. I would like to win this book. Socks are also needed in Denmark, Europe

  10. Sassyspins says:

    That book looks like just the ticket to get me to break out my sock needles for the winter! I would love to be it’s winner.

  11. Yes, please!!

  12. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for entering me!

  13. Great book. I’d love the chance to win a copy.
    Beverly´s last blog post ..Passing On

  14. I would love to be added to the drawing. I just discovered the joy of knitting socks (and knitting itself, I am a newby) so I still need more books to fill my shelves with patterns. This book is so gorgeous, both it’s patterns and it’s pictures.
    Sara´s last blog post ..Finished- Personal Narrative of a Journey by Alexander Von Humboldt

  15. The books looks wonderful! Cookie A’s designs are incredible.

  16. Celestine says:

    Wave a wonderful weekend. Please choose me for the book. I love sock knitting

  17. Hello, my name is Rolene and I am a Sockoholic.

  18. I would enjoy a copy of Cookie’s new book. Thanks!

  19. This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  20. Have a great weekend! Please include me in the book drawing. Thanks


  21. Another book drawing….Thanks Wendy… are Great!

  22. Karen Backman says:

    I would love to put my name in the pot, as it were. I’m always on the lookout for more sock books that have a large range of sizes, since we have infants to size 15 men and all the sizes in between, men and women, in my family.

    Thanks for sharing the generosity!

  23. Melissa HB says:

    The only 2 sock designers that I buy books for are Cookie A and Wendy Knits. I find that i pretty much love all the patterns in both designers books. It’s such a let down sometimes when you buy a book and there’s only 1 or 2 patterns that you like in it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂

    Now back to knitting my Traditional Gansey Socks 😉

  24. This new sock knitting books by Cookie A is sooooo beautiful! I have only knit up a few sock’s from her patterns… but this one is so beautiful! I may not knit a lot of them, but to just have it for inspiration! I cannot wait to see a copy in person!
    Heather N´s last blog post ..Been forever

  25. Beautiful photos! I’d love a copy!

  26. Oh, such great patterns!! (sigh!)
    I’d love to get them, pls count me in for the drawing…
    Thank you!! 🙂

  27. I would love to get a copy of this beautiful book!

  28. Hi Wendy,

    Please enter me into the draw for the Cookie A. book. I’d love to get my sock mojo going again.

    Thanks again.

    P.S. Our cat “Bella” looks exactly like Lucy. She’s such a wonderful cat and is as funny as can be.

    Have a great weekend.


  29. Cassandra says:

    I’ve had this book on my wishlist for awhile! I would love to win this giveaway!

  30. I’d sure love to be in the drawing – thanks!

  31. I drool a bit every time I see this book. And since it is all over the net right now I more or less walk around with a wet shirt all the time…

  32. Would love to add this book to my knitting book library. Thanks a lot!

  33. Pick.Me.Please.

  34. i wouldn’t be able to knit from it till i finish all the christmas gifts… but i’m going to try to mentally influence the number generator anyway. come on, baby needs a new pair of socks!

  35. I’d love a copy of this book!

  36. That book looks fabulous, and, having never tried knitting socks before, I’m definitely up for being added to the drawing! What inspiration that will be! Thank you! 🙂

  37. I would love to win a copy of this book! It looks lovely!!!

  38. Dear random number generator: please pick me.

  39. Me! Me! Me! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  40. Cookie’s work inspires me to knit and to design. I own Sock Innovation and would love to have a copy of her new book!!
    Susan M.´s last blog post ..Joey

  41. SweetpeaTX says:

    I’m longing to try some of Cookie A’s new patterns. Hope I win!
    Have a nice weekend.

  42. Oooh! A new Cookie A book! Pick me, pick me! 🙂

  43. …you and Cookie A…purrrfect !

  44. Looks like a lovely book. Have a great weekend.
    Cindy in FL´s last blog post ..Touching All My Bases

  45. Oh how I love Cookie A. You are her and my top faves in sock designers. I have all of your books so now I must have all of her books. Hi Lucy! How I wish I could reach in and pet you.

  46. I’d love to win a copy of Cookie A’s book. Thanks…

  47. Lucky 145 (or 146, or 147, depending on the timing) 😉

  48. Count me in. I would love to have this book!

  49. This is a must-have for my library so thank you for a chance to win it…

  50. Ooh! Another sock book to go on my bookshelf. I really need to start making socks.

  51. This book looks great! I’d like to be entered too. Thank you!
    MicheleinMaine´s last blog post ..Pink Peonies Mia Bag

  52. Deb Simon says:

    I love Cookie A’s designs – I have her first book (along with both your sock books), and have made several of the patterns. I would love to win this book!

  53. Cookie’s socks are always challenging, but fun.

  54. Such lovely socks; I’d love a copy! Thanks for the offer.

  55. Would love a copy! Thanks!

  56. Love your books and love Cookie A’s as well. Please add me to the drawing. You rock!

  57. Oh, oh…Pick me Pick me….pleeeease

  58. Donna in Ely says:

    Would love a copy of this book. Have not done any Cookie A socks. Have a great time with your guest

  59. I’d love to knit some new socks from Cookie A’s book.
    Debra´s last blog post ..Techie Tuesday 10 Plugins

  60. I love Cookie’s sock patterns.

  61. so exciting! please enter me in the drawing–cookie’s sock patterns are super fantastic!

    so sad to have missed you, wendy, when you passed through loop in philly!

  62. Would love to win a copy!

  63. Yes, I would like to win a copy! Thank you!

  64. I would love to have Cookie’s new book! I am looking forward to getting your Box of Socks, also!

  65. Please enter me in the drawing for the sock book.


  66. Thanks for the contest! Please enter me into the drawing.

  67. Me! Me! I love Cookie A! I’ve knit several Monkeys. Socks are my obsession. My five cats wish a heartfelt hello to Lucy, and I hope you have a great weekend with your visitors.

  68. Hope I am the lucky one. Thank you.

  69. Have a great time with your sister!

  70. Would love to win a copy! Thanks for your generosity.

  71. BlackMagicMuffin says:

    The photos look fantastic!

  72. C’mon random number generator! Show me some love 🙂
    jaci´s last blog post ..Worth Getting Up For- The Summer

  73. I’ve been thinking about picking this book. It would be fabulous to win it instead. 🙂

  74. linda-kay says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity Wendy, and please thank Cookie A. also. You two are my favorite sock designers! Please pick me!

  75. Please add me to the drawing!

  76. Would love a copy of the book – top down is fun too!

  77. Oh, please, me! I never win anything.

  78. This is a lovely book!

  79. What a cool give away! Thanks!!!

  80. Oh! I would love to win a copy of Cookie’s book. Love her patterns.

  81. Count me in. Those are some awesome looking socks!

  82. Lovely book! Thanks for sharing a copy.

  83. I never have luck in drawing… but who cares? Please add me to the drawing! Thanks! 🙂

  84. Oh please pick me Mr Random number generator thing!

  85. What an awesome book! Way to go Cookie

  86. This book looks delightful – her socks are really great. Count me as “entered”.

  87. Patti, oldgoatwoman says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to win Cookie A’s new book! You do have a fun blog!

  88. I love Cookie A patterns and would like to be included in the drawing. I love your patterns,too! Thank you.

  89. Oooh! I’d love a copy of Cookie’s new book!

  90. Thank you for giving away another book. Love all your socks and books.

  91. Angie A. (Sybina) says:

    I would love to win Cookie’s new book, sign me up for the drawing.

  92. I would absolutely love a copy of this book 😀

  93. Thanks for posting yet another giveway! Hope you have an awesome time over the weekend!
    YuLian´s last blog post ..FO- Neolithic Shawl Test Knit

  94. Boy, I would love this book. Cookie’s designs are incredible.

  95. Stephanie says:

    I want to go sock crazy with this book!!!

  96. Ooh, what a beautiful book! 🙂 So sweet of both you and Cookie A to give us a chance to win. Have a great weekend!

  97. Me please !

  98. I’ve never knit socks, but I would love to try!

  99. Pick me! Pick me!

  100. What a great giveaway – I love Cookie A’s designs!