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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 03 January 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219835
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 145
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $38.99
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Knitted Socks from Finland

$38.99

20 Nordic designs for all year round by Niina Laitinen

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Book Description

20 beautifully designed sock patterns for experienced knitters themed on the four seasons.

Niina Laitinen is one of the most popular knitting designers in Scandinavia. This stunning collection of sock designs is inspired by the four seasons.

Each of the 20 gorgeous patterns is accompanied by a beautiful description of the Finnish countryside that evokes the spirit of the Nordic seasons. The designs feature elements of nature in the shape of leaf patterns and beautiful lace and cable textures, to gorgeous colourwork featuring a geisha, a butterfly and heart patterns. They are knitted with the changing moods of the seasons in mind and include lightweight ankle-length designs for spring and summer, and heavier knee-length patterns for the colder winter weather.

All the patterns have detailed charts to follow and range in difficulty from easy to more complex designs suitable for more advanced knitters.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Abbreviations and knitting tips
Yarn used in the book and alternatives

Spring
Fleeting Moment, Cherry Blossom Time, Enchanting, May, Happy Wanderer

Summer
Dear Sister, Careless Love, Hair of Gold, Paradise, Wedding Waltz

Autumn
Endless, Flirtation, Adventure, Soulmates, Lake Tiilikka

Winter
Frozen Seas, Longing, Christmas Eve, Secret Snowfall, Snow Queen

About the Author

About Niina Laitinen

Niina Laitinen is one of the most popular knitting designers in Finland. She taught herself to knit in 2005 when her first child was born. Her first book was published in 2018, and she has written four in total, all of which have been translated into different languages. Her hobbies are orienteering and weightlifting. More of Niina's designs can be seen on her website at www.niinalaitinendesigns.com.

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Amazon Customer Review

What a splendid knitting book. Each sock has a name, a story. There are socks for different seasons. Some socks with easier patterns to get you started. The knitting charts are an excellent idea that helps so much to understand the patterns. A truly fabulous book to give you the confidence to knit socks. 


Machine Knitting Monthly

This stunning collection of 20 patterns is inspired by the four seasons and includes beautiful descriptions of the Finnish countryside. Patterns range from summer ankle socks to heavy knee-length designs. All patterns have detailed charts and vary from easy, to complex socks for advanced knitters.


Slip Knot

This is the fourth book by the author, who is an established knitting designer. You get a sense of the designer with the patterns being arranged around the four seasons, five socks per season. She offers patterns for ankle, mid-calf and knee-length socks with an interesting range of lace, cable and sumptuous colourwork designs. The instructions are well-written and there are very clear coloured charts. There is plenty of variety to pique your interest.

The stated readership is competent to experienced knitters and the patterns are rated from fairly easy to more complex. As a fairly novice lace and cable knitter, I would find them challenging, but potentially achievable and I am certainly keen to give them a go. 

There is a helpful page of knitting tips and the usual list of knitting abbreviations at the start of the book. Very helpfully, those explanations of knitting abbreviations are repeated with each chart which helps someone like me, who would otherwise be flipping back and forth to the front of the book. Alternative yarn options are listed [...] This s a professionally produced book with enticing instructions. If you like socks with plenty of detail, then you should check out this book.

 

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