Folk Socks

Front Cover
Interweave Press, Oct 1, 1994 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Pferdina - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - MJSaylor - LibraryThing

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. Read full review


The origins of the socks
The beginnings of knitting and knitted hose
A way of working and a way of life

6 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

The Knitting Way

No preview available
Knitting Answer Book
Margaret Radcliffe
No preview available - 2006

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.

Bibliographic information