Folk Socks: The History and Techniques of Handknitted Footwear

Folk Socks: The History and Techniques of Handknitted Footwear


By (author) Nancy Bush

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 222mm x 8mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland
  • ISBN 10: 0934026971
  • ISBN 13: 9780934026970
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 90,349

Product description

Handknitted socks are a luxury everyone should experience. Here are 18 sock patterns inspired by a host of folk knitting traditions.

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Author information

Nancy Bush teaches workshops for guilds, shops, and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Northern Europe. She is the author of "Folk Socks," "Folk Knitting in Estonia," "Knitting on the Road," "Knitting Vintage Socks," and "Knitted Lace of Estonia." Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Review quote

Nancy's book was first published back in 1994 and is said to have kicked off the sock knitting phenomenon. This updated edition is packed with 18 patterns for socks, but these aren't just old socks! They're socks with heritage, showcasing a host of Northern European traditions. There are loads of variation including pure cream Latvian socks worked in lace, Estonian socks with twisted travelling stitch braid detail and patterned tops, and some fabulous red and white Finnish socks that even Father Christmas would be proud of!-Folk Socks