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Knitted Socks: 20 gorgeous patterns inspired by places around the world

Knitted Socks: 20 gorgeous patterns inspired by places around the world

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Publication Date: December 19th, 2023
Publisher:
Search Press
ISBN:
9781800921566
Pages:
176
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Description

Grab your knitting needles and create 20 pairs of socks inspired by far-flung places around the globe!

From lace to cables to complex colorwork, sock knitters will be sure to find something that appeals to them in this beautifully photographed and delightful collection of patterns. Perfect for intermediate to advanced sock knitters looking to take on a challenge - LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW.

Join popular knitwear designer Niina Laitinen on a journey around the world through 20 exquisite new patterns based on her own travels.

From the moors of Scotland to the bright lights of Shanghai… from the wilds of Madagascar to the majestic architecture of Milan, embark on an unforgettable trip around the world – in beautiful, cozy woollen footwear.

The 'Shanghai' socks are inspired by the gold dragon scales and flowing lace of China; delicate pale-pink cherry blossom motifs bedeck the 'Hanami' (flower viewing) socks that bring to mind springtime in Japan; while the flowing leaves of the tropical rainforests and the exotic creatures prescribe the vivid colorways of the 'Madagascar'-inspired pair.

  • The sock patterns range from comfortably easy to more challenging.
  • The instructions are clear,
  • there are extensive charts, often including individual ones for each foot, included for each pattern, and the photos are wonderfully evocative.
  • Some instructions are written for more than one size, and others can be adapted using the instructions.
  • Niina also provides detailed information on exactly how much yarn she used for each pattern, which helps readers looking to make yarn substitutions.

Suitable for competent to experienced knitters, these stylish socks will have worldwide appeal!

About the Author

Niina Laitinen is one of the most popular knitting designers in Finland. She taught herself to knit in 2005 when her first child was born. Her first book was published in 2018, and she has now written 5 in total, all of which have been translated into different languages. Her hobbies are orienteering and weightlifting. More of Niina's designs can be seen on her website at www.niinalaitinendesigns.com

Praise for Knitted Socks: 20 gorgeous patterns inspired by places around the world

LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW

Socks are often the perfect small canvas for knitters to test out intricate stitch patterns or colorwork motifs. In this book, Finnish knitwear designer Laitinen (Icelandic Knits) gives readers that opportunity. In 20 patterns influenced by cultures and locations around the world, this book, through sock knitting, takes readers on a journey from China and Scotland to Antarctica and everywhere in between. While this is not for those new to knitting socks, intermediate and advanced knitters will appreciate the author’s clear instructions and thoughtful notes. She provides detailed information on exactly how much yarn she used for each pattern, which helps readers looking to make yarn substitutions. Extensive charts, often including individual ones for each foot, are included for each pattern.
VERDICT From lace to cables to complex colorwork, sock knitters will be sure to find something that appeals to them in this beautifully photographed and delightful collection of patterns. Perfect for intermediate to advanced sock knitters looking to take on a challenge.