Folk Socks

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Interweave Press, Oct 1, 1994 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
14 Reviews
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.

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Review: Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This is the book that got me started in knitting and is still a favorite. Read full review

Review: Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear

User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

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. Read full review


FROM HIDE TO HOSE The origins of the socle
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

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Knitting Answer Book
Margaret Radcliffe
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About the author (1994)

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.

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