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.