Knitting Lithuanian Socks DVD

PieceWork Magazine presents an adventure in culture, symbolism, and turning heels. Learn the history and techniques of knitting Lithuanian socks with Donna Druchunas.

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Just when you think you know everything about traditional sock knitting, another little-known tradition shows up to expand your boundaries. Donna Druchunas looked for information on the knitting of her Lithuanian forebears for years, and finally visited the country to learn what she could. What she learned turned out to be a lot!

In this workshop, you will learn:

The role of Lithuania in Fair Isle knitting

  • The evolution of motifs throughout the Baltic states
  • The connection of Lithuanian pattern knitting to linen weaving
  • And not least, several clever heel shaping techniques

Join Donna as she tells of her odyssey and the sleuthing and speculating that led her to a deep understanding of Lithuanian knitting and its place in contemporary culture. Then challenge yourself to knit any or all of the three exceptional sock patterns she has included on PDFs within this DVD.

About the Author

Donna Druchunas has explored traditional knitting from the Arctic to Eastern and Western Europe to South America, and has shared her knowledge in books, magazine stories, and videos. Donna teaches throughout the U.S. and Europe. She lives in Longmont, Colorado.

SKU: 12NW05

Author/Speaker/Editor: Donna Druchunas

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596687448

Customer Reviews

Right On Review by Thomasiste

I am first generation Lithuanian. These patterns and color work are 'right on' the mark. I remember my father and his brother wearing these same socks. It is so nice to see Lithuanian patterns being offered to knitters!

(Posted on 6/12/14)

The dvd is very good Review by Thanh Thao

The first dvd is talk about the history of Lithuanian, no teaching there. The second dvd is real knitting with good view, logical and I am really amazed there are different ways to knit the heels, I learn three new turning the heels and different techniques to knit socks

(Posted on 5/27/14)

Great DVD! Review by Leigh

This DVD was great. I learned a lot and the filming of this was also very good. Worth every penny. I wish Donna would do some more DVD's.

(Posted on 9/27/13)