Knitted Socks East & West

Knitted Socks East & West

30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns

eBook - 2009
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In Knitted Socks East and West, author Judy Sumner compares knitting a sock to writing a haiku: both challenge you to create something beautiful and original within a sparse, strict format. In this, her first book, she recounts how she came to study hundreds of exquisite Japanese stitch patters and then apply her new knowledge to the sock designs showcased here. Whether short or long, fine or bulky, simple or complex, each of the 30 designs in Knitted Socks East and West is named after an intriguing aspect of Japanese culture. For example, the leg of the Origami crew socks appears to fold in and out; the Sumo slipper socks are named after the heavy, organic movement of the cables in their thick yarn; and the Ikebana knee socks highlight a textural floral design. Step-by-step text and easy-to-read charts are included for each design, along with illustrated directions for the Japanese stitchwork introduced in the projects.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009
ISBN: 9781453268117
Branch Call Number: 746.43 Su
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)
Alternative Title: Knitted socks east and west


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hotfuzz Dec 04, 2014

the kind of book that makes you WANT to knit socks.
great variety.
toe-less, heel-less, stirrup, and even a leg warmer.
a must reborrow

Dec 05, 2012

Pretty, cool. Use the high quality yarn recommended, or you will end up with something suitable for Barbie, or bigfoot.

Aug 25, 2011

My experience with hand-knit socks is that you need a 2-inch cuff with 1x1 ribbing in a smaller needle size, or they just don't stay up. Many of these socks don't have any ribbing at all. However, the stitch patterns are very interesting and new, and I can see most of them as panels on a sweater, or sample blocks for an afghan. Plus you get the enjoyment of learning new stitches.


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