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Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear

by Nancy Bush

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Eighteen patterns for handsome knicker socks, sturdy boot socks, lively Birkenstock socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose, cabled socks, clocked socks, and more are at the heart of this charming book inspired by a host of folk knitting traditions from Europe and the British Isles. ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 10, 2016 |
Five chapters on the history of sock knitting, primarily in Europe. One chapter of how-to with various kinds of heels and toes explained. Then 18 sock patterns for men and women, based on historic patterns. I love Nancy Bush's sock patterns because they are meticulously written, well designed, and well explained. I have found them easy to adjust for different sized feet, as well. ( )
  Pferdina | Jan 17, 2016 |
I used this book to learn how to knit socks. Very helpful, very informative, I still refer to it from time to time. Has wonderful information concerning technique as well as some wonderful patterns to apply what you have learned. I highly recommend. ( )
  MJSaylor | Mar 4, 2009 |
Nancy Bush talked me into making my first pair of socks back when she had time to run her store in Salt Lake City. This book is a great book, not just for patterns but also as a technique reference. ( )
  TheLibraryhag | Nov 27, 2008 |
I've made the Highland Schottische Kilt Hose from this book and they turned out great. The book also has a classic sock pattern with variations on heel and toe. ( )
  kidpiper | Jul 11, 2007 |
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Join the sock knitting revolution! Many knitters today, too pressed for time to knit large garments, are turning to knitting socks-- thanks in part to this lively book with its easy-to-read directions for socks from many European traditions. An hour with this book will have most knitters hunting up their needles to begin a pair of Scottish kilt hose or colorful Estonian socks. Includes precise techniques for various heel and toe shapings, along with a wealth of information on the history of sock knitting. A wonderful book for your collection or as a gift for the knitter in your life.

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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.… (more)

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