Country Weekend Socks

Country Weekend Socks

25 Classic Patterns to Knit

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Presents twenty-five unique designs for wool and cotton socks, including classic British knitwear patterns, ethnic designs, and designs using natural colorways inspired by the landscape and sea.

McMillan Palgrave
From the author of Country Weekend Knits, Madeline Weston's latest book Country Weekend Socks presents 25 unique designs knitted in sumptuous wool and cotton yarns. The rich textures and soft natural colorways take their cue from the coastline and countryside—big skies, choppy seas and fishing boats, sand dunes, driftwood, and beach pebbles, rolling hills, woodland, and old stone walls, heather, moss and autumn leaves.

Virtually any stitch pattern can be adapted to socks, and the ones featured here come from all corners of the British Isles and beyond. They include multicolored designs from Fair Isle, Turkey, and Egypt; intricate lace and openwork knitting from the Shetland Isles; textured gansey stitches from the east coast of England and theWestern Isles of Scotland; and chunky cable and Aran patterns from the Isles of Aran. Some of these traditional patterns—designs dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries —have been re-created by Margaret Stuart and Margaret MacInnes. Others have been reinterpreted by leading designer-knitters, including Sasha Kagan, Debbie Abrahams, and Rita Taylor. Most of the socks are knitted on four double-pointed needles from the top down; the Turkish and Egyptian patterns are knitted from the toe up; while some lace and intarsia designs are knitted on two needles.

With both long and short styles, there are socks for every occasion—to wear with sturdy walking boots, classic tweeds, pretty dresses, and cozy pajamas.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2010
Edition: 1 U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312644222
Branch Call Number: 746.432 WES
Characteristics: 144 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brown, Simon


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Nov 15, 2012

Yum yum, Argyle!!

Sep 20, 2011

I hate socks that quietly work themselves down your legs, and the photos actually show most of these socks doing so. However, I can see most of the stitch patterns being put to several other uses, such as sweater, scarf and winter hat, and a few are narrow enough they could be used on mittens.

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