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.
52 Weeks of Socks - Pattern Designers
The patterns are written by 47 talented designers from all over the world: Jenny Ansah, Christelle Bagea, Alma Bali, Sveina Björk Jóhannesdóttir, Emma Brace, Aleks Byrd, Arantxa Casado, Fay Dashper-Hughes, Kristin Drysdale, Emma Ducher, Avery Erb, Lindsey Fowler, Fabienne Gassmann, Emilie Hallet , Sarah Heymann, Bailey Jacobs, Elena Solier Jansà, Yuri Kader Kojima, Kaori Katsurada, Keiko Kikuno, Jenna Kostet, Pauliina Kuunsola, Summer Lee, Marie-Christine Lévesque, Lotta H Löthgren, Agata Mackiewicz, Rebekka Mauser, Laura Moorats, Heather Nolan, Paula Pereira, Rosa Pomar, Amelia Putri, Anna Radchenko, Heli Rajavaara, Ashley Ratnam, Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre Rodríguez, Sofia Sackett, Ara Stella, Charlotte Stone, Pope Vergara, Anke von Ahrentschildt, Barbara von Stieglitz, Veera Välimäki, Lori Wagner, Nancy Wheeler, Paula Wiśniewska and Yucca / Yuka Takahashi.
Alegría by Rebekka Mauser (left)
These socks have a fun, unusual construction, starting from the heel. The instep and the leg are worked in an easy-to-work mix of garter and slipped stitches.
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 stitches are dropped to create the channels you will later go back to and gather with a crocheted chain.
Dulcimer by Lindsey Fowler (right)
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.
Hilda by Kristin Drysdale (left)
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.
Ofidi by Elena Solier Jansà (right)
These gorgeous colourwork slippers have a great fit. Thanks to a tight gauge, they are hard-wearing and stay in shape. The slippers are knitted from the heel to the toe in all-over stranded colourwork. A neat i-cord edge will be worked after the completion of the slipper.
Panen by Amelia Putri (left)
Panen means “harvest” in Bahasa Indonesia — a joyful time when all the hard work is paid off. This design is inspired by that special time of year and the way it brings communities together. The reversible socks are knitted from the cuff down with all-over ribbing and a cable motif. They have a heel flap and gusset.
Gaufrette by Alma Bali (right)
These socks feature a fun, puckered texture. It reminded Alma Bali of the delicious Gaufres de Bruxelles, Belgian waffles — hence the name. The socks are knitted from toe to cuff and feature a Fleegle Heel and an all-over small-scaled 2-colour colourwork pattern.
Habemik by Aleks Byrd (left)
These bottom-up socks are embellished with Estonian knitted fringe, evocative of reeds moving in the wind. A great opportunity to use up mini skeins or leftovers! The fringe is worked as stripes in one and two contrast colours. The heel is worked with a gusset of increased stitches and a heel flap. The heel turn is worked with German Short Rows.
Harvest by Agata Mackiewicz (right)
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.