Magnificent Mittens & Socks: The Beauty of Warm Hands and Feet

Magnificent Mittens & Socks: The Beauty of Warm Hands and Feet

by Anna Zilboorg
     
 

The new, revised edition of Magnificent Mittens & Socks includes directions for working socks. Anna's toe-up, free-sole sock design works with all those beautiful color patterns: stranded patterning on the top of the foot and a reinforced sole. This practical approach avoids the inelasticity of most stranded, color-patterned socks and solves the problem of too

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The new, revised edition of Magnificent Mittens & Socks includes directions for working socks. Anna's toe-up, free-sole sock design works with all those beautiful color patterns: stranded patterning on the top of the foot and a reinforced sole. This practical approach avoids the inelasticity of most stranded, color-patterned socks and solves the problem of too much work for too little wear. Now your socks can be as magnificent as your mittens!

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"Magnificent, indeed. Largess to knitters from an extraordinarily talented team; concisely written and edited text; splendid photographs; and scores of mittens of sheer exuberance—in both design and color."  —Meg Swansen, Schoolhouse Press

"Brings to life Anna's love of color and pattern. This collection offers interesting techniques, from the mittens' unique beginnings to their decorative finishings."  —Nancy Bush, author, Folk Socks 

"Anna Zilboorg has reinvented the mitten and given us clear instructions to knit a bundle of beautiful, warm mittens. I can't wait to try knitting a pair of tip-first mittens."  —Robin Hansen, author, Fox & Geese & Fences

"Anna Zilboorg is a modern master . . . her love of ethnic and antique textiles combined with a natural ability to use color faultlessly creates and outstanding collection of mittens. Fanciful shaped cuffs inspire the knitter . . . This is a book to keep in your library forever."  —Kristen Nicholas, author, Kristen Knits

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933064161
Publisher:
Xrx Books
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
838,287
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)

What People are saying about this

Kristen Nicholas
Anna Zilboorg is a modern master ... her love of ethnic and antique textiles combined with a natural ability to use color faultlessly creates an outstanding collection of mittens. Fanciful shaped cuffs inspire the knitter ... This is a book to keep in your library forever. (Kristen Nicholas, author, Kristen Knits)
Robin Hansen
Anna Zilboorg has reinvented the mitten and given us clear instructions to knit a bundle of beautiful, warm mittens. I can't wait to try knitting a pair of tip-first mittens. (Robin Hansen, author, Fox & Geese & Fences)
Nancy Bush
Brings to life Anna's love of color and pattern. This collection offers interesting techniques, from the mittens' unique beginnings to their decorative finishings. (Nancy Bush, author, Folk Socks)
Meg Swansen
Magnificent, indeed. Largess to knitters from an extraordinarily talented team; concisely written and edited text; splendid photographs; and scores of mittens of sheer exuberance—in both design and color. (Meg Swansen, Schoolhouse Press)

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