Author(s): Ieva Ozolina
A collection of 50 patterns for traditional Latvian socks with a contemporary twist. There are 50 different styles to choose from including simpler variations of the socks such as leg warmers and ankle socks, so even inexperienced knitters can create a beautiful design.
Knit yourself a pair of stunning Latvian socks with this collection of traditional Latvian sock knitting patterns. There are 50 different styles to choose from including simpler variations of the socks such as leg warmers and ankle socks so, even if you are an inexperienced knitter, you can create a beautiful traditional design.
Knitted socks have always played an important role in traditional Latvian culture: girls are taught to knit at a young age and it is traditional for brides to give socks and mittens as a gift to guests on their wedding day. This collection captures the essence of these stunning folk patterns and shows how you can mix these traditional designs with your contemporary wardrobe.
Ieva Ozolina pursued her dream of opening her wool and knitting shop, Hobbywool, in the heart of old town Riga, Latvia. Hobbywool is a family-run company, with Ieva's husband and children helping out with the business.
• This book offers a contemporary approach to traditional Latvian knitted socks with variations for footless, ankle and knee length socks.
• Socks are a very accessible way to attempt colourwork knitting on a small scale without tackling a large garment, which can put less experienced knitters off.
• This title brings traditional Latvian designs to a wider audience and gives them a contemporary twist for modern knitters.