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Knitting on the Road
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'Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Traveling Knitter' is the perfect companion for knitters on the move. Socks are easy and fun to knit, and they can fit in a small bag, ready to be pulled out on a plane, in a car, or on the subway - however you move about!

As you read and use this book, you will travel with author Nancy Bush through coastal towns and painted deserts, knitting socks she has designed with inspiration from vineyards, dances, people, and places. Her passion for travel and the folk traditions she's learned on the road combine beautifully in this special new collection.
Folk Socks
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The evolution of footwear from the eighth century BC to the present provides fascinating social history. Nancy Bush has delved into museum archives to find the best socks from a host of folk-knitting traditions.

She has designed 18 delightful pairs of socks inspired by these traditions, and the result is patterns for sturdy boot socks, handsome knicker socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose and more. A section on techniques includes an unsurpassed collection of heel turnings and toe shapings - and it's all here for knitters of all levels of experience.
Knitting Vintage Socks
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Nancy Bush updates 23 classic patterns from their rich past and reinvents them for today's knitters by including gauges, up-to-date yarns, and twenty-first century methods and sizes.

Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns adapts sock patterns from the Weldon's Practical Needlework book series. Nancy Bush updates 23 classic patterns from their rich past and reinvents them for today's knitters by including gauges, up-to-date yarns, and twenty-first century methods and sizes. Its inviting design and graceful tone evokes a more genteel time while presenting a bevy of colorful socks not seen for nearly a hundred years. Try the Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern, the Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks, Baby's Bootikins, or the Child's French Sock inCitron Pattern and Diaper Knitting. Readers can rely on the thorough by easy-to-follow patterns and instructions - including a helpful Techniques section - and will love the sturdy spiral binding that makes this book a breeze to bring along.
Sock Innovation
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Take your sock knitting off the charts! Cookie A., pioneer of the unconventional sock-think traveling stitches, mirrored pairs, twists on the heel, cables and lace-shares her secrets for making rule-breaking socks in Sock Innovation. Even knitters who haven't been bitten by the sock bug will find fascinating technique information! Sock Innovation aims to increase the skills of the average sock knitter by exploring design and advanced stitch manipulation. Fueled by Cookie's unique approach, knitters will be able to make modifications to suit their needs and aesthetics (and not just in sock patterns). Sock Innovation goes beyond the basic sock and explores complex stitchery, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed. Cookie guides knitters through the details of her design process, from choosing a stitch pattern to adapting it to be worked in the round, turned upside-down and inside-out, widened or narrowed. Stitch manipulation is covered in detail including resizing, texture modification, and converting between flat and in-the-round. These complex ideas are explained clearly and thoroughly, accompanied by photographs and illustrations, so that the reader learns to invent his or her own socks with unique details. In addition to a thorough exploration of her own technique, Cookie presents 15 original new designs with floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables. Inspired by women and men among her friends and family, these socks display an incredible range of style and complexity, from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.
Knitting Lace of Estonia
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From Estonian knitting authority Nancy Bush comes a new classic, Knitted Lace of Estonia. Knitters will deepen their knowledge of knitting in Estonia, home to some of the oldest knitted artifacts in northern Europe-particularly mittens, gloves, and socks-where the craft has played a major role in customs and traditions for hundreds of years. Learn about traditional lace-knitting techniques, including the traditional starburst, twig, peacock, and lily of the valley patterns and their variations; different ways to make the distinctive nupp, or subdued bobble; as well as modern adaptations of the classic ways of constructing shawls and scarves and adding lace edges. Technique chapters will include information about traditional Estonian lace knitting as well as modern adaptations of the classic ways of constructing shawls and scarves and adding lace edges. Photographs from several Estonian museums and from the author's own collection of modern knitted shawls are used as source material for patterns and construction techniques. A chapter includes dozens of Estonian lace patterns, with both graphed and written instructions, so they are easily understandable to readers. Instructions for fourteen heirloom-quality projects to knit are included: scarves and shawls in square, rectangular, and triangular shapes; some with added edgings, some without. The text covers instructions for interchanging patterns and designing an Estonian-style shawl, stole or scarf from beginning to end. Tips and techniques used in Estonia are included and augmented with expert advice from the author.
Toe-Up!
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Knitting socks starting at the toe allows the knitter to get a custom fit by trying on as she goes. It is also an essential technique for economizing as it allows the socks to be knit to the very last yard of yarn.

In this action-packed book filled with tips, tricks and versatile patterns from designer Chrissy Gardiner, you'll learn how to incorporate her favorite cast-ons, toes, heels and bind-offs into all your toe-up socks using a series of fill-in-the-blank worksheets. You'll also find 15 patterns for toe-up socks to fit a wide variety of sizes and knitting abilities.

Whether you're a beginning sock knitter or a seasoned expert, you'll find plenty of ways to keep your needles clicking and your feet warm in this indispensable book.
Folk Knitting in Estonia
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'Folk knitting in Estonia' by Nancy Bush explores the knitting, history, culture, and people of this remarkable country. There's a library of Estonian knitting patterns and clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions for 26 gloves, mittens and socks. Both historic and contemporary, these projects use traditional patterns typical to Estonian knitting.
Intentional Spinner
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For spinners who have begun to explore the infinite possibilities of making their own yarn, veteran spinner and teacher Judith McKenzie McCuin offers insight, understanding, and information about this appealing craft in The Intentional Spinner. Judith's educated, gently opinionated, and fun to read blend of technical knowledge, history, tips, and narrative takes the form of a compendium of spinning wisdom. Yarn making is approached in three fundamental areas: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner's needs. The Fibers section of The Intentional Spinner blends the rich historic traditions of plant and animal fibers with the fascinating scientific advances in synthesizing fiber. The Yarn Structure chapters use step-by-step instructions and photographs to demonstrate the range of possibilities in yarn, from sturdy plied yarns to playful novelty yarns. Finally, the Practical Uses section leads the reader through decision making and planning to create the very project they want from the beginning. The book also includes four projects that demonstrate how handspun can be used in weaving and knitting. Projects explain how to choose material, techniques, and finish the processes. Blending technical expertise and fascinating lore, The Intentional Spinner is a must-read for every spinner.
The Enchanted Sole
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Once Upon a Time.... Sock knitters yearned for legendary patterns fit for queens, and pixies, and alchemists, yet still wearable for the modern adventurer. Then along came a designer who understood this yearning, and The Enchanted Sole was born. With 20 legendary sock patterns by Janel Laidman, The Enchanted Sole is sure to please every adventurer on your list.
Knitwear Design Workshop
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Learn to design knitwear with a perfect individual fit.

From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last seam, Shirley Paden guides knitters through the knitwear design process in the new Knitwear Design Workshop. Based on successful workshops Paden teaches to the fashion industry in New York, Knitwear Design Workshop finally gives knitters the foundation to take their own knitwear designs to the next level with confidence. A prolific knitwear designer, Shirley Paden’s impressive work serves as a concrete example to identify the right yarn for particular garment design and pattern stitches, and to knit a perfect fit. Instructions for five new projects designed by Paden will further demonstrate how the techniques learned can translate into one-of-a-kind garments. Knitters will learn to design double-tapered, single-tapered, and reverse-tapered garments with sleeves or sleeves caps that fit, and to use a stitch pattern that achieves the perfect look. Knitters wanting to gain design knowledge to create their own impressive pieces will find that Paden is the ultimate authority. Knitters of all experience levels know that “getting the fit right” is often the major factor in whether or not a finished garment ends up the way it was intended. With Paden’s help, knitters will gain a clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions, improve their attention to detail with a meaningful test swatch, and acquire a stronger knowledge of proper body or garment measurements.Knitwear Design Studio is for all knitters who want to go beyond commercial pattern instructions, whether it’s modifying those instructions for a garment that fits them perfectly, designing their own traditional knitwear, or creating stunning works of wearable art. This priceless information is a gem for any knitter’s library.