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Op-Art Socks

Not your ordinary sock! Here’s an eye-popping collection that raises the bar for sock knitting.

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Op-Art Socks: Creative Effects in Sock Knitting

by Stephanie van der Linden


Not your ordinary sock! Here’s an eye-popping collection that raises the bar for sock knitting.


Stephanie van der Linden is a master knitter and shows her technical skills to great effect in Op-Art Socks. A collector of op-art ceramics, she was inspired to translate graphic optical illusions into knitted patterns for knitted socks, replicating their eye-popping effects.


Op-Art Socks contains 19 knitted socks projects. Readers will explore knitting techniques such as graphic colorwork, textured knitting (knit and purl), shadow knitting, and shifting ribbing to create optical illusions. The book includes black-and-white swatches of all patterns so that readers can readily perceive the op-art illusions in each piece.


Opt-Art Socks is truly unique in theme and designs. Knitters will go beyond ordinary sock knitting into new territory!

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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. She is the author of Around the World in Knitted Socks as well as several knitting books in German.

SKU: 13KN09-EP3881

Author/Speaker/Editor: Stephanie van der Linden

File/Trim Size: 8.5" x 10.25"

Format: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 160

Customer Reviews

Fascinating and fun socks Review by Kendra

This book is just full of new things to try!
Op-Art socks is a very well laid-out and organized book.

There are lots of well done photos for each project with wonderful, bright, clear color.
It makes it easy to really see what the socks are going to look like from all angles. My favorite thing about this book is that there are plenty of photos and they're all very well done.

I have started knitting the Feny pair of socks and I'm just loving it so far.
I have always just used the same-ol' pattern for socks and this book provides me with new, challenging yet easy-to-understand ways to make socks. It's just so wonderful to trust the pattern and see the socks come together so perfectly.
I looked through the book about 20 times before I could decide on which one I wanted to make! They're all so beautiful and different and inspiring.

(Posted on 3/25/14)

Amazing Designs Review by Anne

I was so attracted to the variety of color work designs and the different methods for constructing socks.

I have started working on the Feny -- mosaic design. Just a note: there is a small error in the chart on rows 5, 9 and 13. In the center there are 5 CC stitches in a row, but they should be alternated as follows:
slip CC, knit MC, Slip CC, knit MC, slip CC, knit MC, slip CC

Since this pattern involves only using one color at a time, the chart cannot be correct as printed.

The directions are very clear and it is fun to try a different method of constructing a sock.

(Posted on 12/18/13)