Explore the range of possibilities for sock knitting, beyond top-down or toe-up construction, in New Directions in Sock Knitting. Master knitter Ann Budd has curated a unique collection of 18 sock patterns that will treat you to projects that range from traditional sock patterns to more challenging and innovative sock constructions. New Directions in Sock Knitting uses a variety of knitting techniques including double knitting, intarsia in the round, short-row shaping, mirrored color and texture patterns, and multi-directional knitting in both traditional and innovative ways. You'll discover patterns with innovation cast on points - starting at the heel or sole or even from side to side - bringing unexpected approach to your next pair of knit socks! The instructions are all written in step-by-step detail that will ensure success, no matter which design you choose to knit.