These wool socks are handknit in Estonia. The front of each of these pairs of socks has a lace panel that runs from cuff to toe. The socks are embellished with roositud, a knitted vertical pattern on the sides that runs down from the cuff.
The knitters, a group of four woman who live in the Tallinn area in northern Estonia, are all masters of their craft. They love to knit and it shows in their skillful techniques and interesting patterns. Many of the designs are adapted from traditional mittens, socks or gloves found in Estonian museums or recorded in books about folk craft, giving each piece a connection to Estonia’s wonderful knitting heritage. Each knitter has added her own ideas and favorite techniques to her work, making each truly one-of-a-kind.