Folk socks: the history & techniques of handknitted footwear

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Interweave Press, Oct 1, 1994 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
13 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

Contents

FROM HIDE TO HOSE The origins of the socle
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LOOPED FABRICS AND THE LEGWEAR OF QUEENS The beginnings of knitting and knitted hose
11
KNITTING IN GREAT BRITAIN A way of working and a way of life
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Knitting Answer Book
Margaret Radcliffe
No preview available - 2006

About the author (1994)

Nancy Bush is the author of Knitting on the Road and Knitting Vintage Socks.

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