Synopses & Reviews
Here are 34 hat, mitten, and glove projects with designs, techniques, and patterns from around the globe. The patterns come from Scandinavia, Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, China, Peru, and the United States. The projects are designed by Lily M. Chin, Hélène Magnússon, Donna Druchunas, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Anne Carroll Gilmour, Lizbeth Upitis, Sigrid Arnott, and more. Browse through these pages, then pick up your yarn and needles, cast on, and celebrate the accomplishments of knitters from around the world.
Here are 34 patterns for hats, mittens, and gloves from around the globe—including stylish traditional projects from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Americas, and Asia. Pattern introductions provide a background of knitting techniques from that part of the world, including schematics and charts. An introduction on the history of hat/mitten knitting by Donna Druchunas is included.
About the Author
has been designing knitwear for more than twenty years. Her patterns have appeared in many publications, including Interweave Knits, Knitter’s magazine, Cast-On
and in two books by Melanie Falick, Knitting America
and Kids Knitting.
She is co-author of Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum
(Voyageur Press, 2009) and Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Designs
(Voyageur Press, 2012).Janine Kosel is an accomplished knitter who has studied under greats like Alice Starmore, Meg Swansen, and Candice Eisner Strict. Janine works at Three Kitten\u2019s Yarn Shop in St. Paul and teaches knitting and tatting workshops at many Twin Cities area knitting and needlework shops.
Editor Kari Cornell has been knitting and collecting vintage patterns for years. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons, and a beagle.
Jennifer Simonson is a photographer in Minneapolis, MN. Her photographs have appeared in Sew Retro, published by Voyageur Press, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Donna Druchunas
Hats and Mittens of Scandinavia
Finnish Päivätär Hat and Mittens
Sunnhordaland Hat and Mittens
Winter Garden Hat and Mittens
Icelandic Leaf Pattern Tam and Mittens
Min Ulla Hat and Mittens
Hats and Mittens of Europe
Latvian Hat and Mittens
Greek Fisherman’s Cap and Gloves
Lithuanian Cables and Lace Hat and Gloves
French Lace Beret and Fingerless Gloves
Teampall Breachain Hat and Gloves
British Driving Cap and Knuck
Hats and Mittens of the East
Tai Huri-Huri Hat and Mitts
Japanese Sashiko Hat and Mittens
Chinese Short-Row Hat and Mittens
Hats and Mittens of the West
Fenceline Cap and Gloves
Folk Felted and Embroidered Headband and Mittens
Peruvian Chu’lla Hat and Fingerless Gloves