Here is an older book, made new this year with revisions and updated content. First published in 1994, Nancy Bush's Folk Socks is back in print and back on our shelves.
With its long historical preamble, various heel- and toe-shaping techniques, and colorwork patterns, Folk Socks is right up my alley.
In thumbing through this excellent book, I was particularly struck by a simple pair of socks, knit in gray and white with only one small stranded motif.
With the abundance of stitch dictionaries, sock books, and color combinations I have available, I'm likely to add more color, more patterning, more complication to my colorwork socks, all in an attempt to try as many new things as possible in any given sock. These socks, and this book, reminded me that beautiful socks need not be covered from cuff to toe in patterning. One well-chosen motif can go a long way. And oh, this book has me aching for more colorwork socks!
Come by the shop to see Folk Socks for yourself, and be talked into colorwork sock-knitting by yours truly.