Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs

by Der Linden S Van

Interweave Press | November 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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International sock knitting sensation Stephanie van der Linden shares an irresistible collection of 26 original designs inspired by global knitting traditions. In Around the World in Knitted Socks, you''ll travel through world cultures by foot and try your hand at new patterns and techniques.

Using stitch motifs and colors, knitting techniques and construction details, the socks blend regional knitting traditions with Stephanie''s unique design flair. Drawing inspiration from signature local textiles such as Turkish kilim carpets, Japanese sashiko embroidery, Belgian lace, American quilts, and Scottish argyle tartan, each pattern is distinctly tied to both country and culture. You''ll also learn traditional knitting techniques including Estonian and Latvian braids, Norwegian stranded knitting, and Austrian twisted-stitch designs.

Though each pattern in Around the World in Knitted Socks draws on a different global inspiration, the thoughtful construction and attention to detail are signature elements of Stephanie''s work and are showcased in both detailed photography and an illustrated glossary.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 8.27 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: November 15, 2013

Publisher: Interweave Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596682302

ISBN - 13: 9781596682306

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Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs

Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs

by Der Linden S Van

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 Pages, 8.27 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: November 15, 2013

Publisher: Interweave Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596682302

ISBN - 13: 9781596682306

Table of Contents

Introduction

Projects
Alpine Glow (Germany)
Delft Blue (Netherlands)
Fresh Breeze (Denmark)
By the Fjords (Norway)
Traditional Stitch Patterns (Estonia)
Colorful Folklore (Latvia)
Nordic Inspiration (Sweden)
Far Eastern Flair (Japan)
Listen to Your Wanderlust (Armenia)
Franconian Beadwork (Germany)
Brussels Lace (Belgium)
The Hub of Fashion (Italy)
In Traditional Costume (Austria)
The Classic Kilim (Turkey)
In the Highlands (Scottland)
Knit Sampler (England)
On the Aran Isle (Ireland)
Tea Time (England)
The Green Isle (Ireland)
Vacation in the Mountains (Switzerland)
The Scent of Lavender (France)
Feminine Lace (Spain)
Route 66 (United States)
The Colors of the Andes (South America)
A Riot of Color (Morocco)
Kiel Herring (Germany)

Techniques

Resources

Index

From the Publisher

International sock knitting sensation Stephanie van der Linden shares an irresistible collection of 26 original designs inspired by global knitting traditions. In Around the World in Knitted Socks, you''ll travel through world cultures by foot and try your hand at new patterns and techniques.

Using stitch motifs and colors, knitting techniques and construction details, the socks blend regional knitting traditions with Stephanie''s unique design flair. Drawing inspiration from signature local textiles such as Turkish kilim carpets, Japanese sashiko embroidery, Belgian lace, American quilts, and Scottish argyle tartan, each pattern is distinctly tied to both country and culture. You''ll also learn traditional knitting techniques including Estonian and Latvian braids, Norwegian stranded knitting, and Austrian twisted-stitch designs.

Though each pattern in Around the World in Knitted Socks draws on a different global inspiration, the thoughtful construction and attention to detail are signature elements of Stephanie''s work and are showcased in both detailed photography and an illustrated glossary.

About the Author

Stephanie Van Der Linden is a knitwear designer based in Friedberg, Germany. Her designs have appeared in Twist Collective and Anna Crafts magazines. She is the author of six knitting books in German; this is the second book of her designs to be published in English.

Editorial Reviews

"If you like learning about the knitting traditions, motifs and inspirations of different countries around the world, you''re sure to enjoy Around the World in Knitted Socks ...This book would make a great gift for a sock knitter or someone who is interested in knitting history and traditions. It''s also just a pretty book that''s sure to inspire knitters -- sock knitters and non-sock knitters alike -- by illustrating the wide range of techniques and motifs in the wide world of knitting." - About.com Knitting "Stephanie Van Der Linden has created a fabulous collection of foot-sized knitted treasures that will inspire and tempt socks knitters as they flip through its pages." - Knitty.com "Make room on your sock book shelf for Stephanie van der Linden''s Around the World in Knitted Socks , previously seen on this blog in the original German. I''m so excited that English speaking knitters can now see Stephanie''s genius in familiar terms." - Twist Collective "A top-down sock knitter looking for sophisticated, fun, and challenging patterns will want to take this book home for sure!" - Knit Circus "If I was a faster knitter, I''d have a drawer full of these already, but until then, I''ll be paging through and sighing at the lovely photos and descriptions. - Austen Gilliland, Canadian Living "If you like to learn about new cultures and have a passion for sock knitting, hotfoot it... and order a copy of this book now." - Knit Today (Dec. 2010 Issue) "Elements of national costume app
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