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Knitted Socks East and West
30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns
Knitted Socks East and West
Authors: By Judy Sumner; photographs by Yoko Inoue
Imprint: STC Craft
ISBN: 1-58479-799-1
EAN: 9781584797999
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 9/1/2009
Trim Size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/4
Page Count: 144
Cover: Paperback with flaps
Illustrations: 60 color photographs
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About the book
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 afer 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.

About the author
Judy Sumner, a lifelong knitter, has been designing socks for over a decade. Her designs have been published by a myriad of magazines, including Interweave Knits and Knitter’s, and by yarn companies. She teaches sock design and sock knitting in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she lives.

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