Folk Socks

Folk Socks : The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear

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This revised edition contains the same in-depth history and the same step-by-step instruction from Nancy Bush that sock knitters have come to love and depend on. Discontinued yarns have been replaced by current yarns, and modifications that Nancy has learned since the book was first published have been added. Also new is a section on Estonian-inspired socks. Folk Socks offers eighteen sock patterns pulled from European and British traditions, plus a chapter on essential sock-knitting techniques for heel turns, toe shaping, and top ribbing for knitters of all skill more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 214 x 226 x 12mm | 498.95g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • Updated ed
  • 150 colour illustrations
  • 1596684356
  • 9781596684355
  • 187,172

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June 2012 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! Knit Todayshow more

About Nancy Bush

Nancy Bush is author of 'Folk Kinitting in Estonia' (Interweave Press, 1999) and 'Folk Socks' (Interweave Press, 1994). She has published articles and designs in Interweave Knits, Piecework, Spin-Off, Vogue Knitting, and Knitter's magazines. Owner of The Wooly West, a mail-order source for knitters, Nancy Bush lectures and teaches workshops more

Table of contents

From Hide to Hose: The origins of socks Looped Fabrics and the Legwear of Queens: The beginnings of knitting and knitted hose Knitting in Great Britain: A way of working and a way of life Knitting in Other European Countries: Traditions and stocking styles Carrying on the Tradition: How to knit a sock A Classic Sock Pattern: With some variations on heel and toe The Patterns: Socks for all the world's feet Stockings with ClocksNorwegian Stockings Mamluke Socks Chaussettes de Dentelle Welsh Country Stockings Finnish Socks Merikes Socks Latvian Socks Highland Schottische Kilt Hose Chalet Socks Estonian Socks Lithuanian Amber Socks Shetland Socks St Peter Port Stripes Country Socks Ukrainian Socks Flammegarn Socks New! Estonian-inspired Socks Yarn Suppliers Bibliography Indexshow more

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