New Zealand knitters 'create socks of all shapes and sizes'

Published: 07th February 2011

New Zealand knitters 'create socks of all shapes and sizes'
A group of enthusiastic knitters in New Zealand have been busy creating some interesting items as part of a new drive, which combines socks with art.

As part of Creative Fibre New Zealand's Sock It To 'Em drive, local group Wairarapa Spinners and Weavers have knitted socks of all colours, sizes and shapes, reports the Wairarapa Times-Age.

One chain of socks has reportedly been coloured by jelly crystals, while another article has been designed to look like Red Band gumboots.

In addition, the traditional diamond footwear pattern has been revived in technicolour and toe socks, giant socks and even a jacket knitted from socks have been created.

Lynette Teahan, part of the team for 36 years, told the newspaper that spinning wheels have become more mobile over the years, making it more convenient to create such items.

Meanwhile, one expert has written in the Wall Street Journal that exciting new colours and patterns have given tights a renaissance, meaning that they are now seen as a statement piece.

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