Searching for new sock patterns? Try some old ones! Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns adapts sock patterns from the Weldon's Practical Needlework book series (Interweave Press), a compilation of "newsletters" published more than 100 years ago. Knitting Vintage Socks features 24 classic patterns updated for today's knitters with gauges, up-to-date yarns, and twenty-first-century methods and sizes including the following: Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks Baby's Bootikins Heelless Sleeping Sock Evening Stockings for a Young Lady Child's French Sock in Citron Pattern Diaper Knitting Fascinating household and historic tidbits from the era, along with little-known tips like an unconventional way to shape a heel. Thorough but easy-to-follow patterns and instructions - including a helpful Techniques section A sturdy spiral binding that makes this book a breeze to bring along.