Knitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns

Knitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns

by Judy Sumner, Yoko Inoue
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Knitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns by Judy Sumner

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 after 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453268117
Publisher: STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 552,687
File size: 53 MB
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About the Author

Judy Sumner, a lifelong knitter, has been designing socks for over a decade. Her designs have been published by myriad 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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Knitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Yogini-vs-TheSpaceRobots More than 1 year ago
This was my Christmas present to myself and I can hardly wait to start working on these beautiful patterns. The textures are wonderful and the author took the time to explain her inspiration. I love this book and the minute I finish the current project on my needles I will be making one of the lovely socks from this book :D If you are a knitter that LOVES texture and pattern, you NEED this book!
ThistleKnitter More than 1 year ago
...sock books ever!!!! I love this book. I've already made three of the patterns and will continue to make more. I haven't found any mistakes in the patterns. Any knitter of socks would appreciate this book ad a gift. It should be in every sock knitter's library. Did I mention I love this book? You may check out my finished projects on Ravelry (if I ever get them posted)-ThistleKnitter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful knitting book with some new asian stitches. Purchased the hard copy and nook copy.
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Nooraniyah More than 1 year ago
Intriguing to me cause it is my first encouter with Japanese Knitting. Highly Recommended for Bigginers with Japanese Knitting.
Knitchic73 More than 1 year ago
I have a bunch of knitting reference books so I was surprised to learn that there are knitting stitches out there that I didn't know yet. And it's amazing what those stitches can create. I cannot wait to knit up a pair of these socks. I love wearing flip-flops so I will definitely be making a pair of the tabi socks. The socks in this book are gorgeous, the photos amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a sock book to break the same old same old of sock knitting, this is it. I love unique but useful knitting. If you are a fan of funky knee highs, this is the book for you. Perhaps the tabi socks will appeal to you, even as a new type of sock to try. Either way, this is a beautiful book that I think many sock knitters will love. I know I do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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