Forlag: Laine Publishing
Omslag: Hardcover lærredsindbunden med papiromslag og bogmærke.
Vægt: 1,1 kg
52 Weeks of Socks er et unikt indblik i moderne, international strømpestrik. Designerne bag de 52 par strømper kommer fra alle verdenshjørner. De har brugt forskellige garner og teknikker i deres design, der enten er intuitive og afslappende at strikke - eller mere udfordrende. Denne smukke bog er en fremtidig klassiker, som du vender tilbage til igen og igen.
52 Weeks of Socks er den første bog fra Laine Publishing.Den indeholder 52 strikkeopskrifter på strømper fra 46 designere og er virkeligt et sandt leksikon i strømpestrik.
Strikkeopskrifterne er smukt fotograferet og bogen er gennemført i Laine Magazines kendte æstetiske stil.
Bogen indeholder opskrifter fra designerne: Heidi Alander, Fiona Alice, Gina Baglia, Ainur Berkimbayeva, Katrine Birkenwasser, Karen Borrel, Sachiko Burgin, Diana Clinch, Verena Cohrs, Valentina Consalvi, Rachel Coopey, Nele Druyts, Marion Em, Lindsey Fowler, Fabienne Gassmann, Lucinda Guy, Dawn Henderson, Anja Heumann, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Caitlin Hunter, Mieka John, Amanda Jones, Joséphine & the seeds, Pauliina Karru, Isabell Kraemer, Tatiana Kulikova, Joji Locatelli, Erika López, Andrea Mowry, Paula Pereira, Rosa Pomar, Elena Potemkina, Amelia Putri, Emily Joy Rickard, Mona Schmidt, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Marceline Smith, Minna Sorvala, Helen Stewart, Charlotte Stone, Becky Sørensen, Niina Tanskanen, Natalia Vasilieva, Kristine Vejar, Kajsa Vuorela and Mariya Zyaparova.
Her er et udpluk af de strømpedesigns, du finder i bogen:
Jili by Ainur Berkimbayeva
The inspiration for these socks came from my memories of the socks my grandma made and gifted when I was little. They were colourwork socks, which I learned to make later on, but the memories of those first ones are forever imprinted in my heart. Grandma only knitted socks, and she only used her own handspun yarn because of low cost. When I read the submission call for this particular publication, it evoked memories of those woolly socks Grandma lovingly made from her handspun, often undyed yarn. In my design the diagonal lines created with colourwork knitting are replaced with twisted rib patterns. The socks are knitted in the round from the cuff down using the afterthought heel construction.
Branches by Amanda Jones
These socks have been designed using a complex, all over textured design that flows from the cuff down to the toe. I have combined two stitches to form an open rib going into a cross stitch, bordered by a rounded mock cable down the leg like viens of the sage leaf. This stitch has enough detail to keep your interest as you are knitting. These socks are knitted in the round from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset.
Lurik by Amelia Putri
The design for the Lurik socks was inspired by intertwined tree branches. The diagonal cables run from right to left and from left to right as right and left socks are mirrored. Worked in ribbing these socks are not only beautiful but also very comfortable. These socks are knitted from the cuff down with increased gusset all the way to the heel and instep.
Craspedia by Andrea Mowry
Socks are a way for me to play! I love playing with new techniques and stitch patterns and seeing what sort of fabric they will create. Socks are the perfect small canvas to explore. For Craspedia, I dug into all sorts of texture – honeycomb cables, slipped stitches and even tiny little bobbles. Mondim is one of my favourite yarns and I’m always a sucker for ochre yellows! If you look, you can see how these socks inspired one of my sweaters – the Daydreamer! These socks are knitted from the toe to cuff. After the toe is completed, the top of the sock will be worked from the Cable chart and the bottom of the sock will remain in stockinette stitch. These socks include a fleegle heel, which ensures you won’t have any little holes on the side of the heel gussets.
Erika by Anja Heumann
The Erika socks are inspired by the nature in our garden and the beautiful landscape around our small village. Erika is the name of a plant species which blooms especially in late summer and autumn. It’s also the name of my best knitting friend – a sweet little lady with a huge knitting knowledge. But she never learned sock knitting from her mother. Maybe we will knit these socks someday together. The socks are knitted in the round from the cuff to the toe. The front of the sock contains a lace pattern while the rest of it is worked in simple stockinette stitch.
Alicja by Becky Sørensen
Inspired by my Polish heritage, these slippers are my interpretation of traditional Polish slippers which incorporate texture, colour and beautiful details to make these woolly slippers a treasure to cosy up in every day! The decorative details don’t only serve to delight, but to add strength and structure to the fabric – a technique that can be returned to later, to mend these heirloom slippers. The slippers are knitted toe up in the round (similar to socks) with some bobble detail at the toe, before gradually binding off stitches for the foot opening, during which the piece is worked flat before joining in the round for the heel, which is shaped with short rows. The decorations are added afterwards using duplicate stitching and simple stitching around the opening, with the addition of a tassle on the toe.
Boyland by Caitlin Hunter
The Boyland socks feature a graphic colourwork design as well as bobbles and the heel and toes are knitted in a contrasting colour. These socks are worked from the cuff to the toe. The heel is worked using German short rows.