A Melting Pot of Sock-Knitting Techniques

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This quote from the Emma Lazarus sonnet “New Colossus” is engraved on a plaque mounted on the lower level of the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. You may ask yourself, “What does the Statue of Liberty have to do with sock-knitting techniques? She […]

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How to Knit Two Socks at Once Seriously, what could be more practical than this? Practical, yes; easy, maybe not! Book author and PieceWork contributor Jacqueline Fee examined this in the January/February 2009 issue of PieceWork. Here are a few tidbits from Jacqueline’s article: A 1918 issue of Needlecraft magazine included Mrs. A. Reeder’s instructions […]

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Practical Socks in the 5th Century

Here is an excerpt from Charlotte Booth’s article, “Re-Creating Ancient Egyptian Socks,” from the November/December 2011 issue of PieceWork: “Between October 2009 and March 2010, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London began an experimental archaeological project called “Sock It!” Funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), the project’s goal was to […]

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5 Sock Patterns for Lazy Women

In the past month, we’ve been looking at sock-knitting tips and techniques from vintage publications and world traditions; see last week’s column on Albanian socks. Maybe your appetite for sock secrets and Victorian design has been whet? And you want to knit some old English socks of your very own? Well, Piecework magazine is a […]

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