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Knitting Vintage Socks

Knitting Vintage Socks

Spiral bound

By (author) Nancy Bush

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Spiral bound | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 262mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland
  • ISBN 10: 1931499659
  • ISBN 13: 9781931499651
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 22,321

Product description

Searching for new sock patterns? Try some old ones! Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns adapts sock patterns from the Weldon's Practical Needlework book series (Interweave Press), a compilation of "newsletters" published more than 100 years ago. Knitting Vintage Socks features 24 classic patterns updated for today's knitters with gauges, up-to-date yarns, and twenty-first-century methods and sizes including the following: Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks Baby's Bootikins Heelless Sleeping Sock Evening Stockings for a Young Lady Child's French Sock in Citron Pattern Diaper Knitting Fascinating household and historic tidbits from the era, along with little-known tips like an unconventional way to shape a heel. Thorough but easy-to-follow patterns and instructions - including a helpful Techniques section A sturdy spiral binding that makes this book a breeze to bring along.

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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 (all from Interweave). Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Review quote

"Once again Interweave Press has produced a knitting book that is sure to become an enduring classic. "Knitting Vintage Socks" brings this piece of our knitting history to life, and is a classic compendium of hand knitted socks." --"Knit Together," the quarterly publication of the Canadian Guild of Knitters

Table of contents

Introduction A Brief History of Weldon's Practical Needlework Early Handknitted Stockings A Means of Livelihood The Industrial Revolution In Retrospect Updating Weldon's Techniques General Rules of Stocking Knitting Heel Shaping Toe Shaping Simple Ribbed Socks Patterns Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern, 1887 Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch, 1889 Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge Pattern, 1895 Bed Sock in Lemon Pattern Fancy Knit Stripe, 1896 Ribbed Cycling or Golf Stockings with Fancy Cuff in Trellis Pattern, 1897 Heelless Sleeping Socks, 1897 Child's French Sock in Citron Pattern and Diaper Knitting, 1898 Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern, 1899 Gentleman's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern, 1900 Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear, 1900 Evening Stockings for a Young Lady, 1900 Fancy Silk Sock for a Child of 5 or 6 Years, 1900 Gentleman's Fancy Sock, 1901 Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel, 1901 Child's Sock in Miranda Pattern, 1904 Baby's Bootikin, 1905 Little Child's Sock, 1907 Infant's Fancy Silk Sock, First Size, 1909 Ladies Useful Stockings, 1913 Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks, 1914