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Outfit your family as you knit 1 and purl 2 your way through techniques and patterns from around the world! Historic plates, photographs, diagrams, pattern charts, tips on special techniques, stitch patterns, and clearly written instructions help you create an Austrian waistcoat, Estonian stole, Icelandic sweater, Shetland shawl, Swedish cap, and eight more cozy garments. 192 pages, softcover from Dover.
Knitters of all skill levels will find this volume an excellent source of design inspiration as well as a guide to techniques and patterns from around the world. In addition to familiar traditionsthose of Shetland, Fair Isle, Faroe, and Aranit features the lesser-known styles of Norway, Greece, Turkey, and other countries.
Historic plates, photographs, diagrams, and pattern charts illustrate this guide. Each chapter offers tips on special techniques, stitch patterns, and examples of traditional work. Complete instructions for thirteen garments include patterns for an Austrian waistcoat, an Estonian stole, an Icelandic sweater, a Shetland shawl, and a Swedish cap.
A former editor of Vogue knitting publications, Rae Compton is a journalist and designer with decades of experience with knitting and crochet design.