New Pathways for Sock Knitters, Book One

New Pathways for Sock Knitters, which I published in 2007, has been reborn as an ebook. The $21.00 ebook, which is identical to the $28.95 print book, has 8 unique architectures and nearly 50 patterns and is the most ambitious and generous of all my books. It welcomes and nourishes everyone from new sock knitters to the most expert innovator.

Click H E R E to purchase ebook.


The print version can still be found here and there—check your local yarn shop.


As I developed and refined the book over two years’ time, my original hope was that the new fields I plowed would become gardens in the minds and hands of people like you. It’s been so gratifying to watch thousands of ordinary knitters as well as professional designers using these architectures as a leaping-off point, with the Riverbed, Upstream, and Cedar architectures chosen most often.

This digital version insures that the book can remain a resource for knitters and designers forever.


After the photos below (these are just some of the socks in the book) is a list of videos I made to supplement the material.

Videos to supplement the book:


Errata (for printed book only; ebook has no errors so far as I know):

Standard Toe reference for all toe-up socks should be page 126, not page 129.

Page 9: In step 1, towards the end of the paragraph, it should read: “… If you have more stitches-per-inch than the gauge calls for, go up a needle size. If you have fewer stitches, go down a needle size.” In step 2, near the middle, it should read: “… then resume with a larger size needle (if you had more stitches than the gauge called for) or a smaller size needle (if you had fewer stitches).

Pages 19 and 20: There is a panel 14 on each page. Fortunately each panel matches that page’s instructions.

Page 30: Under Cuff, first repeat should read: k1, LRinc, k40 (46, 52, 58, 64), LLinc, k1* 2x.

Page 44: Rnd 21, after marker B, should read: repeat *p3, p1b&f, p2, k1, LLinc, k5, cdd, k5, LRinc, k1* 3x.

Page 46: Rnd 7 should read: repeat *p3, k1* 3x, k3, cdd, k3,repeat *k1, p3* 3x.

Page 52: Tall Tibetan Coriolis – yarn is single-stranded, not double-stranded.

Page 54: The yardages are reversed: worsted weight has 168 yards and sport weight has 225 yards.

Pages 67 and 99: At end of Arch Expansion Companion Rounds, stop when total stitch count reaches F.

Page 70: Under arch expansion, repeat companion rnds 2-4.

Page 79: In picture 1, left marker should be B.

Page 88: Yarn quantity should be 1 skein, not 2. Toe in photo is a Moccasin Toe (page 128), not the Pontoon Toe.

Page 93: Begin k2p2 ribbing and chart 2 after completing heel. Also, if instep does not have an odd number of sts, add 1 before set-up rnd.

Page 94: After repeating companion rounds required number of times, on final rnd 6 (instead of rnd 4), stop at end of instep.

Pages 96-97: For a sock with denser fabric, you may change the needle to size 1 (2.25 mm) or size you need to get a gauge of 8 sts = 1” (2.5 cm). This will change the sizes to a midfoot of 6 (6.5, 7.5, 8.5)” or 15 (16, 19, 21) cm. On page 97, work heel in Chocolate, not Rose, if you want your sock to be identical to the one shown.

Page 110: The reproducible form is on the previous page, not the following page.

Page 116: The picture caption should read “… there are 4 wraps …”

Page 119: Divide your midfoot circumference by C, not D.

Page 125: Towards end of step 3: You now have 2 fewer sts on the sole than you had after completing row 1.

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