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

by Nancy Bush

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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.… (more)
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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 ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 10, 2016 |
This is a book to keep nearby for frequent reference. There are excellent diagrams for the techniques described, many of which are not easily found elsewhere. It is interesting and well-written, with sections describing Estonian culture as well as patterns and the aforementioned techniques. I strongly recommend it for all who love to knit as well as for those seeking information about this important Estonian tradition. ( )
  Miilanna | Apr 27, 2011 |
I absolutely LOVE this book. It is by far my favorite of any knitting books I own. What I specifically love are the instructions in the techniques of braids, nupps, textured and colored cast-ons and wicks (decreasing) to create Estonian inspired projects. I also love the history and the charts. Nancy Bush is an inspiration and this book is a treasure! ( )
  loveswildflowers | Feb 4, 2010 |
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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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