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Around the World in Knitted Socks 26 Inspired Designs

Travel the world by foot in this irresistible collection of 26 original sock designs inspired by global knitting traditions.

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Step across cultures through this irresistible collection of 26 original sock designs by Stephanie van der Linden, each influenced by global knitting traditions. Travel from Turkey to Japan, to Belgium, Scotland, Estonia and Latvia, and to Norway and Austria, learning traditional knitting techniques and drawing inspiration from signature local textiles.

Though each pattern in Around the World in Knitted Socks possesses a different cultural inspiration, the thoughtful construction and attention to detail are consistent signature elements of Stephanie's work and are showcased in both detailed photography and an illustrated glossary. Accompanying each sock pattern are clear and colorful diagrams and pattern guides to help you bring these worldly sock designs to life.

This book is your first-class ticket to creating beautiful and iconic socks form around the globe.

Table of Contents

Knitting Around the World
  Alpine Glow: Germany
  Franconian Beadwork: Germany
  The Green Isle: Ireland
  Delft Blue: The Netherlands
  Brussels Lace: Belgium
  Vacation in the Mountains: Switzerland
  Fresh Breeze: Denmark
  In the Hub of Fashion: Italy
  The Scent of Lavendar: France
  By the Fjords: Norway
  In Traditional Costume: Austria
  Feminine Lace: Spain
  Traditional Stitch Patterns: Estonia
  Classic Kilim: Turkey
  Route 66: United States
  Colorful Folklore: Latvia
  In the Highlands: Scotland
  Colors of the Andes: South American
  Nordic Inspiration: Sweden
  Knit Sampler: England
  Riot of Color: Morocco
  Far Eastern Flair: Japan
  On the Aran Isles: Ireland
  Herringbone From Kiel: Germany
  Listen to your Wanderlust: Armenia
  Tea Time: England
Glossary & knitting techniques
Resources & acknowledgments

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About the Author

Stephanie van der Linden is a knitwear designer based in Friedberg, Germany. Her designs have appeared in Twist Collective and Anna Crafts magazines. She is also the author of six knitting books in German; this is the second book of her designs to be published in English.


"If you like learning about the knitting traditions, motifs and inspirations of different countries around the world, you're sure to enjoy Around the World in Knitted Socks.  This book would make a great gift for a sock knitter or someone who is interested in knitting history and traditions.   It's also just a pretty book that's sure to inspire knitters -- sock knitters and non-sock knitters alike -- by illustrating the wide range of techniques and motifs in the wide world of knitting." — Knitting
"Stephanie Van Der Linden has created a fabulous collection of foot-sized knitted treasures that will inspire and tempt socks knitters as they flip through its pages." —
"Make room on your sock book shelf for Stephanie van der Linden's "Around the World in Knitted Socks", previously seen on this blog in the original German.   I'm so excited that English speaking knitters can now see Stephanie's genius in familiar terms." — Twist Collective
"A top-down sock knitter looking for sophisticated, fun, and challenging patterns will want to take this book home for sure!" — Knit Circus
“If I was a faster knitter, I'd have a drawer full of these already, but until then, I'll be paging through and sighing at the lovely photos and descriptions. - Austen Gilliland, Canadian Living
"If you like to learn about new cultures and have a passion for sock knitting, hotfoot it... and order a copy of this book now.” - Knit Today (Dec. 2010 Issue)
"Elements of national costume appear alongside beautiful folk patterns, but it's exotic touches such as the Sashiko embroidery on the Japanese sock that set these designs apart. Offering clear advice on the advanced techniques used, this is a delight for the confident heel-turner." - The Knitter (UK)
"The designs are gorgeous.  They strike the perfect balance of being both unique, and recognizable enough to associate with the country they represent.   I think the true value of this book is in the colorwork patterns.   It's not just the use of more than a single color of yarn that's noteworthy; it's the addition of complementary cuffs and heels, interesting gusset shaping... all the details that take a stitch pattern and turn it into a complete sock pattern." - Grumperina blog

SKU: 10KN08

Author/Speaker/Editor: Stephanie van der Linden

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596682306

Number Of Pages: 144

Customer Reviews

Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs Review by Leslie Klatt

I have made five of the patterns from this book. The patterns are very interesting to look at and easy to follow. I have enjoyed the diferent ways of making the heel shaping and thoroughly enjoyed them. I think that everyone will find somehting to like in this book.

(Posted on 5/25/11)