Hemşin (HEM-sheen) is a village - actually two different villages with people of the same ethnic origin - in Turkey's E. Black Sea region. I first saw a similar sock to this on a friend whose mother had knitted it for him.
here's a lighter and smaller pic of
My first pair of socks are completed!!! Done one at a time using magic loop. I might try two at a time if I can find some good instructions. What do you guys use on here? DPNs, magic loop, or two circs?
so i pretty much finished all the 'Macedonian appropriate'(my term)
men's long socks from my last post. i decided to tackle a project a friend
asked me to do, which is to copy a pair of women's Thracian traditional socks
for him. after working on the thick men's socks, using inexpensive synthetic
heavy 4 ply yarn and #8 needles, it was a real challenge readjusting to using
Been awhile since I have written and thought I just update you all. I am three days back from my vacation to Amsterdam. And it met all my expectations. Only I didn't have much time to look for knitting stores. I did happen to find one in the city of Hoorn. And they were having a sale on yarn! Of course what could I do!!! I bought a skein of llama and two of finger weight merino wool.
Well, after seeing them here, making a pair for my mom and deciding I needed a pair for myself too, I think I've had enough of jaywalkers for a while! I do enjoy the pattern though it does take a bit more time than some because of the larger number of stitches involved to compensate for relative lack of elasticity in the leg.
Good Evening Everyone,
The owner of a local yarn store was interested in a few of my designs and asked me knit a model for her store; here's the result. The fabric is created using three strands at once and knits up quickly using size 19 needles. Light-weight and chunky, I was able to knock this out in about 6 hours. The pattern is attached.
so i too just started to knit socks this summer, after working on an ethnic multi-colored legging project for a while.