They are fun to make, quick to finish and always needed — no wonder so many knitters love socks! Here are examples of just eight of the 52 in the book.
52 Weeks of Socks, Vol. II offers even more inspiration for all sock enthusiasts. It is a colourful and abundant collection of patterns from a diverse group of international designers. Using a variety of different techniques and yarns, the book has something for both beginners and advanced knitters. 52 Weeks of Easy Knits is part of the Laine Books and Magazines Collection.
The dulcimer is a stringed instrument often used in folk music. It has a uniquely warm, magical sound. With her socks, Lindsey Fowler sought to embody the beauty of this wooden instrument. These socks are knitted cuff down and feature a heel flap. Before the second Latvian Braid transition into the heel, indicated sts are dropped to create the channels you will later go back to and gather with a crocheted chain.
This whimsical flower motif reminded Kristin Drysdale of the Norwegian Rosemaling paintings and her Scandinavian heritage. The slippers are named after her great-grandpa’s oldest sister. The slippers are knitted from heel to toe and lightly felted.
These socks are inspired by ears of grain and the abundance of autumn. Cables, nupps, twisted rib and textured stitches create a magical combination. The socks are knitted toe up with a heel flap and with sole stitches at the bottom.