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Synopsis:

Here is a hands-on history of mittens and those who use them for protection from the cold and heat, from Minnesota to Greenland to the island of Runo Runo. Among the topics covered are gauge (necessary for good looks and fit) and selecting wool — the best mitten material because it insulates against both heat and cold, maintains resilience, and softens the hands of both knitter and wearer. Techniques discussed include casting on, plait edging, ribbed cuffs, and a long section on thumbs — the most difficult part to construct. The author presents all patterns with graphs, using written instructions only when necessary.

Synopsis:

Offering mitten patterns from around the world, this introduction to folk knitting is followed by a generous section on the techniques of knitting mittens. Among topics covered are gauge, wool selection (including techniques for washing and felting wool), casting on, plait edging, ribbed and unribbed cuffs, and a long section on the ever-elusive thumb. Also detailed are techniques for hand-knit mitten cords, finishing, and sizing.

About the Author

Marcia Lewandowski is the author of Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador & Bolivia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883010348
Author:
Lewandowski, Marcia
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Location:
Loveland, Colo. :
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Patterns
Subject:
Mittens
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
zv.3
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in 14.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Here is a hands-on history of mittens and those who use them for protection from the cold and heat, from Minnesota to Greenland to the island of Runo Runo. Among the topics covered are gauge (necessary for good looks and fit) and selecting wool — the best mitten material because it insulates against both heat and cold, maintains resilience, and softens the hands of both knitter and wearer. Techniques discussed include casting on, plait edging, ribbed cuffs, and a long section on thumbs — the most difficult part to construct. The author presents all patterns with graphs, using written instructions only when necessary.
"Synopsis" by ,
Offering mitten patterns from around the world, this introduction to folk knitting is followed by a generous section on the techniques of knitting mittens. Among topics covered are gauge, wool selection (including techniques for washing and felting wool), casting on, plait edging, ribbed and unribbed cuffs, and a long section on the ever-elusive thumb. Also detailed are techniques for hand-knit mitten cords, finishing, and sizing.
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