Folk Socks

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

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

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There are a few interesting facts and some nice patterns in the book. Somewhere inside I realized my friendships, Knit Nites and Knit a Longs with knitters are just part of a reoccurring history of ... 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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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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