Join knitwear designer Vicki Square on an excursion through knitting Weldon’s socks and stockings. Weldon’s Practical Needlework and Victorian Knitting Welcome to my new blog on PieceWork’s Needlework Traditions! We can walk a path together through Weldon’s Practical Needlework, and let those amazing Victorians show us a thing or two. Inspiration is found on every […]

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I personally do not wish to knit socks that stand stiffly in the corner by themselves. Weldon’s-era Victorian women knitted their stockings with yarn finer than our contemporary fingering sock yarn. The fine gauge in Victorian stockings yielded a supple and desirable pair of stockings, a luxury to wear. Without a specific gauge indicated in […]

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Handknitted socks are a timeless way to add a dash of style to any wardrobe. When you knit a pair of traditional Norwegian knee-high stockings, it’s like taking a step back in time, but the look is anything but old fashioned. Designer Terri Shea fashioned her “Norwegian Stockings to Knit” after the knitted stockings of […]

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Clever Lithuanian Sock Heels

Linda Ligon, Interweave’s founder, is no stranger to sock knitting. Here’s Linda on her experience with Lithuanian sock heels. Enjoy! ~Jeane The challenge of heels, unless you’re a veteran sock knitter, is simply trusting the instructions. The most typical shaped heel involves short-rows, which to my mind are not intuitive. You knit most but not […]

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Make a Classic Red-Heel Sock Monkey

Welcome to Sock Mondays—PieceWork’s new series on the joys of knitting socks. Whether a stitch-by-stitch re-creation from a vintage pattern or a modern interpretation of a classic style, we adore pampering our feet with a pair of handknitted socks! Socks captivate our needles and imaginations. With this in mind, let’s begin with a timeless classic—the […]

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WIP Wednesday: Meghan’s Bandelier Sock

Years ago, I designed a pair of socks for Interweave Knits—the Bandelier Socks. These colorwork socks used Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering in seven colors, and over time, some of those original colors were discontinued. So in 2016, IK editor Meghan Babin asked me to redo them in a new colorway, with current colors. So […]

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The story of bargello begins in sixteenth-century Florence, when the Medici family consolidated power over the city. They appointed a bargello (similar to a chief of police) to replace the former chief magistrate, known as a podestà. The palace of the podestà, built in the thirteenth century, now housed the bargello’s office and served as […]

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