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Folk socks : the history & techniques of handknitted footwear

Author: Nancy Bush
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of sock knitting in Europe and provides eighteen patterns for a variety of sock types including cabled, clocked, Shetland, Egyptian, and Finnish socks.
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Genre/Form: History
Patterns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Bush
ISBN: 9781596684355 1596684356
OCLC Number: 723723404
Description: 151 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: From hide to hose: the origins of the sock --
Looped fabrics & the legwear of queens: the beginnings of knitting & knitted hose --
Knitting in Great Britain: a way of working & a way of life --
Knitting in other European countries: traditions & stocking styles --
Carrying on the tradition: how to knit a sock --
A classic sock pattern: and some variations on heel & toe --
The patterns. Stockings with clocks; Norwegian socks; Egyptian socks; Estonian crossroads socks; Chausettes de dentelle; Welsh country stockings; Finnish socks; Merike's socks; Latvian socks; Highland schottische kilt hose; Chalet socks; Estonian socks; Lithuanian amber socks; Shetland socks; St Peter port stripes; Country socks; Ukrainian socks; Flammergarn socks.
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Folk Socks is the book that started it all for me, and for so many other knitters. Folk Socks is the book that brought sock knitting back. Originally published in 1994, the beautifully illustrated Read more...

 
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