Sock Architecture

Sock Architecture by Lara Neel

If you’ve come here looking for Lara’s book, Sock Architecture, welcome! Errata for the book is here. Please check it out if you’ve found any problems or mistakes.

We do not currently stock the book ourselves, but we have the next best thing – advice about the best places to get it!

If your local yarn store stocks books, please consider asking them if they can order it for you. Any bookstore should be able to order it for you, as well. Here’s the information anyone should need to get it:

Title: Sock Architecture
Author: Lara Neel
ISBN (print edition): 978-1-937513-63-4
Publisher: Cooperative Press

If you prefer shopping online, is a great way to do so while also supporting local bookstores.

You can also purchase both printed and digital copies directly from the publisher.

If Ravelry works for you, you can purchase a digital copy of the book here.

More about Sock Architecture:

Jump right in to this ultimate guide to the world of sock knitting! Sock Architecture is perfect for both experienced and novice sock knitters. This thorough, imaginative collection of sock shapes and patterns gives you the tools to construct an astounding variety of custom socks. All heels and toes are carefully explained and clearly photographed, and you can plug in your own numbers to work at the exact size and gauge you want.

If you’d rather just pick up the needles and start knitting, Sock Architecture also includes 17 fully designed patterns. Most span five sizes, from women’s extra small through men’s large. And most of the patterns offer guidelines for an adjustable size you can choose your own gauge, size, or both. Make socks that are as unique as you are! 

Lara demystifies popular sock-knitting techniques and gives you tips and tricks that could only have come from the mind behind the Math4Knitters blog and podcast. Terrified of grafting? Love afterthought heels but hate retrieving those tiny left-on-hold stitches? Adore the look and fit of your usual top-down heel, but hate picking up gusset stitches and dealing with that weird little hole at the top of the heel flap? Lara gives you all the tools and methods you need to address these issues and build your own great socks.

And here’s a little twin-life Easter egg:

This photo you see on the “About Lara Neel” page in Sock Architecture…

That’s not Lara. That’s Lisa, modeling Lara’s Tootsie socks in Knitty. Twin for the win!