Folk Mittens

Folk Mittens

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by Marcia Lewandowski
     
 

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Offering mitten patterns from around the world, this introduction to folk knitting is followed by a generous section on the techniques of knitting mittens. Among topics covered are gauge, wool selection (including techniques for washing and felting wool), casting on, plait edging, ribbed and unribbed cuffs, and a long section on the ever-elusive thumb. Also

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Offering mitten patterns from around the world, this introduction to folk knitting is followed by a generous section on the techniques of knitting mittens. Among topics covered are gauge, wool selection (including techniques for washing and felting wool), casting on, plait edging, ribbed and unribbed cuffs, and a long section on the ever-elusive thumb. Also detailed are techniques for hand-knit mitten cords, finishing, and sizing.

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Following a section on knitting techniques, including valuable information on the Eastern method of circular knitting and on working with double-pointed needles, Lewandowski launches into some 40 different projects for mittens based on the traditions of Europe, Asia, and North and South America. She includes full-color charts, graphs, and instructions, along with the history of each type of ethnic mitten. Although a beginning knitter could learn to knit mittens from this book, Robin Hansen's Sunny's Mittens (Down East, 1990) would be a better choice for those with no previous knitting experience. Highly recommended for all knitting collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620332436
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/25/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
29 MB
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Meet the Author

Marcia Lewandowski spent her first twenty-five years in Minnesota where the long winters taught her to appreciate warm serviceable mittens. She currently resides in the south of Bolivia where she is working with the Mennonite Central Committee to strengthen women’s groups. She is also the author of Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador&Bolivia.

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Folk Mittens: Techniques and Patterns for Handknitted Mittens 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Myla edged away from the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her tiny claws pierce jennas skin as she jumps out of her arms (she hates being picked up.)
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