Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear BC352

by Nancy Bush

Paperback, 1994






Handknitted socks are a luxury everyone should experience. Here are 18 sock patterns inspired by a host of folk knitting traditions.


Interweave (1994), Edition: First Edition, 112 pages

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LibraryThing member lilinah
Disappointing. Has plenty of good modern techniques, but doesn't bother with the actual traditional techniques of the original socks.
LibraryThing member noramunro
If you're interested in sock patterns, a nice book. If you're interested in sock techniques (how many ways *can* you turn a heel?), a nice book. If you're interested in the history of socks ... not such a great book.
LibraryThing member TheLibraryhag
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.
LibraryThing member MJSaylor
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.
LibraryThing member Pferdina
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 patterns. I love Nancy Bush's sock patterns because they are meticulously written, well designed, and
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well explained. I have found them easy to adjust for different sized feet, as well.
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