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Fancy Feet : Traditional Knitting Patterns of Turkey

Zilboorg, Anna

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ISBN 10: 0937274755 / ISBN 13: 9780937274750
Published by Lark Books, Ashville, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Good Clean Cond. Soft cover

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128 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Archival reprint. Size: How to Do it YourSelf Help. Bookseller Inventory # 5025211

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Title: Fancy Feet : Traditional Knitting Patterns ...

Publisher: Lark Books, Ashville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft Cover / Embossed

Illustrator: Fully Illustrated

Book Condition:Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Book Type: Knit Crochet Patterns Stitches

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"Nowhere else will you see this many Turkish socks in their great mad colors. The combination of clear geometric patterns with riotous color choices is wonderful....The color pictures are great...the charts are big, clear, and good."-- "Knitter's Magazine. ."..full of gorgeous color photos....The pages of history and cultural influence are the most intriguing part of the book....The patterns are a challenge--distinctive, and utterly beautiful."-- "Small Press. 128 pages (all in color), 7 x 10.


Anna Zilboorg is the mystic grand dame of color knitting in America. Here she presents the vivid sock designs of rural Turkey in a collection that honors the Turkish tradition and adapts it to a Western knitting style. Zilboorg's research into the history of Turkish knitting and her explanation of Turkish design principles are an excellent complement to the fascinating patterns. The knitting instructions are rather spare, but the basic sock shape is quite simple, making this a perfect book for intermediate and more advanced knitters who enjoy somewhat unusual projects.

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