Egyptian Socks to Knit

This project was adapted from Nancy Bush’s Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear. In addition to the Egyptian Socks, there were patterns for seventeen other designs, all inspired by traditional, historic references. Unfortunately, this title is now out of print, but you can still find the pattern for the Egyptian socks in […]

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Knitted Socks with Fancy Cuffs

Knitted socks make the perfect little project for learning a new-to-you knitting technique! Have you tried knitting Estonian nupps? In this sock pattern from the May/June 2010 issue of PieceWork, expert knitter Nancy Bush borrowed this signature knitting stitch from lacy Estonian shawls. Here’s Nancy to tell us more: The idea for these dressy anklets […]

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Linda’s September 1981 Haapsalu Scarf

The pattern for this square scarf comes from Linda Elgas’s book Haapsalu rätikud [Haapsalu Scarves] published in 2001 with support from the Haapsalu Handicraft Society in Haapsalu, Estonia. This publication contains twenty unique patterns that Linda designed for square scarves. The introduction includes some history of knitting in Haapsalu, as well as general information about […]

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Weldon’s Ladies Useful Stockings to Knit

It’s once again Sock Monday! Enjoy this excerpt from Nancy Bush’s “Ladies Useful Stockings to Knit,” an adaptation of a Weldon’s Practical Needlework stocking pattern featured in PieceWork’s March/April 2010 issue. I feel that this stocking—for that is truly what it is, long and shaped—suits those who do reenactments or belong to the Society for […]

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