Folk Socks

Folk Socks : The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear Updated Edition

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The book that launched the sock knitting craze just got even better with new yarns and content updates. Folk Socks offers 18 sock patterns from European and British traditions, including boot socks, Birkenstock socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose, cabled and clocked socks, and more. Originally published in 1994,Folk Socks taught knitters across North America the ins and outs of traditional sock knitting through Nancy Bush's careful instruction, charts, and illustrations. This revised edition still contains the same beloved in-depth history and step-by-step instruction from Nancy that sock knitters have come to and depend on. You can also find detailed instruction on essential sock knitting techniques for heel turns, toe shaping, and top ribbing for knitters of all skill levels. New and updated sections include: Up-to-date yarn substitutions for yarns that have been discontinued. Additional content from Nancy. She has included the new sock knitting knowledge she has gained in the years since Folk Sock's initial publishing date. A brand-new bonus section on Estonian-inspired socks. A classic reference, now updated, Folk Socks is a must-have for any sock 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
  • 155,024

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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 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, 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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