Knitting was invented to meet people’s dressing needs. It is a handicraft occupation used in clothing, decorations, hobbies and social activities. Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric, and it is used in many types of clothing. Differences in yarn, needle size, and stitch type allow varieties in knitted fabrics with different properties, including color, texture, thickness. From sweaters to scarves, gloves to socks, and rugs to blankets to laces, this technique can be used in different clothing and decorative pieces.
In Turkey, knitting is mainly used for laces for decoration and a special type of socks to keep the feet warm. White Turkish lace and socks (also called fancy feet or jorab) are some traditional knitting styles of Turkey.
White Lace knitting is a style of knitting characterized by stable holes in the fabric arranged for decoration. Lace is often considered the pinnacle of knitting because of its complexity, and it requires detailed handwork. Turkish people consider the white laces as a symbol of elegance and put them almost everywhere in their houses. You can see the white laces on tables, stands and even on televisions.
They are short soft knit socks or clothing used for warmth or protection. They are usually thick and knitted to keep the feet warm. Turkish people typically make these socks, and foreigners call them fancy feet because of the colorful patterns on them. They can be in any color and have different geometrical patterns. They are suitable for all ages, even can be made for babies. And they are an indispensable part of Turkey’s culture.