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Folk Knitting in Estonia: A Garland of Symbolism, Tradition, and Technique

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Synopsis:

In Estonia, knitted gloves, mittens, and socks are traditional symbols, gifts, and dowries. American knitters can finally learn the traditions behind Estonian knitting and the techniques necessary to recreate it. Illustrated step-by-step instructions guide readers through unfamiliar techniques. Detailed instructions for 25 gloves, mittens, and socks plus charts for traditional lace and multicolored patterns are included. A brief history of Estonia itself and a section on the folk culture provide a background to the technical instructions.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 119) and index.

About the Author

Nancy Bush teaches workshops for guilds, shops, and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Northern Europe. She is the author of Folk Socks, Folk Knitting in Estonia, Knitting on the Road, Knitting Vintage Socks, and Knitted Lace of Estonia. Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883010430
Author:
Bush, Nancy
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Location:
Loveland, Colo. :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Estonia
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Folk Knitting series
Publication Date:
20000101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in 13 oz

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In Estonia, knitted gloves, mittens, and socks are traditional symbols, gifts, and dowries. American knitters can finally learn the traditions behind Estonian knitting and the techniques necessary to recreate it. Illustrated step-by-step instructions guide readers through unfamiliar techniques. Detailed instructions for 25 gloves, mittens, and socks plus charts for traditional lace and multicolored patterns are included. A brief history of Estonia itself and a section on the folk culture provide a background to the technical instructions.
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