Folk Knitting in Estonia

Folk Knitting in Estonia

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

Nancy Bush

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.

Paperback, 120 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Interweave Press
ISBN13: 9781883010430