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Knitted Socks East and West

30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns

by Judy Sumner Author · Yoko Inoue Photographer

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Open up a world of knitting possibilities with these fun and stylish sock designs using Japanese stitch techniques.
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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Abrams
Imprint:
STC Craft, Melanie Falick Books
Publication Date:
2012

Format

  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 260.3 MB

Judy Sumner (Author)

Judy Sumner, a lifelong knitter, has been designing socks for over a decade. Her designs have been published by myriad magazines, including Interweave Knits and Knitter's, and by yarn companies. She teaches sock design and sock knitting in Knoxvil...

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