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col90
01-21-2007, 12:24 PM
For those of you who have asked in the past about the AGSAS sock pattern, we are pleased to announce that the pattern is now up. Karin Timour, one of our members, has done extensive research into period sock knitting, and has created four versions of the 1865 Sanitary Commission sock pattern for people to use and learn from. Please note that the pattern is free to use, and if you have been using the old pattern that was up there, we request that you get rid of it for period use, and go to this one, which has more information and research to back it up. Below is a portion of the information to be found on the website:


Knitting the 1865 U.S. Sanitary Commission Sock
By Karin Timour

The Atlantic Guard Soldiers’ Aid Society wishes to encourage knitting in general – and period-correct sock knitting in particular. Taking into account the recent research on period knitting, we wanted to revise the sock pattern on our website.

We have decided to expand our sock selection by not one but four versions of the “Directions for Knitting Socks” from the United States Sanitary Commission Bulletin (Volume I, Number 31, February 1, 1865, page 963). We are including a) the original 19th century pattern; b) a modern “translation” of this pattern into modern knitting instructions for experienced knitters, using 3/8 JaggerSpun yarn; c) an intermediate version of the same pattern (more detailed explanations of terms and techniques); and c) a version for beginning knitters using worsted weight yarn. Please note we have no documentation that period socks were ever knit with modern worsted weight yarn.

The full pattern and information may be found by going to our website, www.agsas.org , and clicking on the "research and how to" section, and then going to "patterns". The direct link is http://www.agsas.org/howto/patterns/knitting_sock.shtml

We want to thank Karin for her research, and her spirit of sharing!

Colleen Formby
President, AGSAS

cookiemom
01-21-2007, 08:37 PM
For those of you who have asked in the past about the AGSAS sock pattern, we are pleased to announce that the pattern is now up. Karin Timour, one of our members, has done extensive research into period sock knitting, and has created four versions of the 1865 Sanitary Commission sock pattern for people to use and learn from. Please note that the pattern is free to use...

We want to thank Karin for her research, and her spirit of sharing!

Colleen Formby
President, AGSAS
This has been eagerly awaited. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

KarinTimour
01-23-2007, 06:26 AM
Dear Carole:

You're so very welcome! We're hoping to have a new renaissance of sock knitting in 2007!

Glad you enjoy it, and hope that it's useful,
Karin Timour
Period Knitting -- Socks, Sleeping Hats, Balaclavas
Warm. Durable. Documented.
Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society
Email: Ktimour@aol.com