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Folk socks the history & techniques of handknitted footwear by Nancy Bush

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Published by Interweave Press in Loveland, Colo .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Europe.

Subjects:

  • Socks -- Europe,
  • Knitting -- Patterns,
  • Socks -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-119) and index.

StatementNancy Bush.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTT825 .B88 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1081793M
ISBN 100934026971
LC Control Number94005361
OCLC/WorldCa30816413

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Originally published in , Folk Socks taught knitters in North America all about how to knit socks with Nancy Bush's careful instructions, charts, and illustrations. 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/5(2). More than just a book of patterns, Folk Socks opens with a useful series of concise articles on the history of stockings, beginning with ancient examples made with cloth or leather, the transition to naalbinding and then knitting, the growth of the stocking as fashion accessory, and the transition from hand to machine production/5. The language and terms are consistent with the way professional patterns are written these days. The history of sock knitting is very interesting and the various patterns that highlight each type of knitting are fun and interesting to do. If you are interested in knitting socks, this is a great book. A basic crew sock pattern is included/5. Bush (Folk Socks, Folk Knitting in Estonia) is a well-known teacher and researcher in the area of ethnic knitting. This is a collection of 18 projects inspired by her travels in the United States and abroad. Understanding that the traveling knitter may not have on hand the yarn recommended in /5(63).

Folk Socks - New Edition! *The book that launched the sock knitting craze just got even better with new yarns and content updates. Folk Socks offers 18 sock patterns from European and British traditions, including boot socks, Birkenstock socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose, cabled and clocked socks, and more. This book for young readers is told from the point of view of Socks, a kitten with white feet who becomes the beloved pet of a young married couple, the Brickers. The first chapter takes place outside a grocery store where a brother and sister are /5. Contact. Mens: +44 (0)20 Womens: +44 (0)20 E-mail: [email protected] For more ways to get in touch please see our contact page.   Nancy Bush recently updated her fantastic book Folk Socks, and she included the Round and Star toe directions for knitting socks: Round Toe Directions for Knitting Socks: To produce a rounded shape, this type of toe is formed by working the decreases evenly spaced around the entire circumference, rather than just at the sides.

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 (all from Interweave). Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah/5(89).   Originally published in , Folk Socks taught knitters in North America all about how to knit socks with Nancy Bush's careful instructions, charts, and illustrations. 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 : F+W Media. from Folk Socks: The History and Technique projects. Egyptian Socks.   Folk Socks: The History and Techniques of Handknitted Footwear, by Nancy Bush is without a doubt the book I would grab and clutch to my chest if I had to choose one sock book for the following reasons: (1) Bush does a more than adequate job of researching the history of knitting with emphasis on the evolution of footwear, (2) the photographs /5(99).