Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1994, Folk Socks taught knitters in North America all about how to knit socks with Nancy Bush's careful instructions, charts, and illustrations. Folk Socks offers a collection of 18 sock patterns pulled from European and British traditions, including boot socks, Birkenstock socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose, cabled and clocked socks, and more. There is also a chapter on essential sock knitting techniques for heel turns, toe shaping, and top ribbing for knitters of all skill levels.

Folk Socks still 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. Now you can get this popular resource with updated information on new yarns as well as modifications that Nancy has learned since first writing this book.

A classic reference, now updated, this is a must-have for any sock knitter.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

"This book is the reason I knit socks." -Kate Atherly, aka "Wise Hilda," author of "Beyond Knit and Purl"

These aren’t just any old socks!” Knit Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596684355
ISBN-10: 1596684356
Publisher: Interweave Press
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012
Pages: 151
Language: English