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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I never thought I would have to warn you to not make something from the pages of Weldon’s, but these projects are unsafe for any home. Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 7, Practical Crinkled Tissue Paper Work, First Series, seems like a tame collection of flower-pot covers, paper flowers, and other assorted whimsies, but don’t be […]

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Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 9 Sock Heel Types

Last week, we covered the re-footing method from Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter. This week, we’re taking a look at 9 sock heel types covered in the same collection. Isn’t this chart of Victorian heel types fascinating?? Not to mention decorative—I printed it out and hung it on my bulletin board over my yarn stash. Now, […]

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