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March 22, 2002

It's hard to gain speed when knitting socks on double-pointed needles. Just when you gather momentum, you reach the end of your needle and have to start all over again.

Here Kitty Kitty

To be honest, this never bothered me until I got my hands on Cat Bordi's book, "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles." For a small book, it certainly packs a wallop. Read on to learn more.

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In Print:
Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles
by Cat Bordi
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There's enough meat in these 44 pages to keep the curious sock knitter occupied for a long, long time.
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