Knitted Lace of Estonia: Techniques, Patterns, and Traditions

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Combining some of the oldest knitted artifacts in Northern Europe with authentic tips and expert advice, this distinctive guidebook demonstrates a wide range of knitting knowledge. Featuring 14 heirloom-quality projects, this savvy reference includes traditional lace-knitting techniques such as the starburst, twig, peacock, and lily of the valley patterns. Modern variations on classic methods and adding lace edges are also explored, and photographs from several Estonian museums beautifully illustrate various ...
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Overview


Combining some of the oldest knitted artifacts in Northern Europe with authentic tips and expert advice, this distinctive guidebook demonstrates a wide range of knitting knowledge. Featuring 14 heirloom-quality projects, this savvy reference includes traditional lace-knitting techniques such as the starburst, twig, peacock, and lily of the valley patterns. Modern variations on classic methods and adding lace edges are also explored, and photographs from several Estonian museums beautifully illustrate various completed designs. With accessible graphed and written instructions, the projects include Estonian-style shawls, stoles, and scarves.
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Editorial Reviews

knotions online magazine
For knitters who love lace, Nancy Bush, really skinny yarns, or eastern Europe.
KnittingScholar.com
How can you not love a book like this? It's got everything. History. Beautiful patterns. Great stitches. Lovely pictures. Good writing.
Blogcritics.org
Everything you need to know to create an authentic lace shawl is included, from knitting a center to knitting a frame; how to connect the two; special techniques for cast-on, bind-off, joining, and more.
About.com Guide to Knitting
A beautiful book for any knitter . . . and if you are already a lace lover, you definitely need to have this book in your collection.
YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More
A true treasure of a book. Not only is the writing and knitting within it beautiful and inspirational, but this book is clearly a labour of love and commitment.
Knit Together
The knitting world once again has an 'instant' enduring classic; one that will give hours of pleasure for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596680531
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Bush is a contributor to PieceWork magazine and owner of The Wooly West, a mail-order and online yarn business. She has worked as a freelance designer and consultant to several yarn companies and as a contributing editor to Knitter's Magazine. Her designs and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Threads, and Vogue Knitting. She teaches workshops for guilds and shops and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, and Estonia. She is the author of Folk Knitting in Estonia, Folk Socks, Knitting on the Road, and Knitting Vintage Socks. She lives in Salt Lake City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    knitted art

    Estonian lace is a lovely art form. The text covers the history of estonian lace work as well as providing detailed instructions for the expert knitter. Clear & easy to understand patterns plus instructions for original designs.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2009

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    Wonderful for lace knitters!!!

    This is a very informative, beautiful pattern book that will help you develop your own patterns in the Estonian style if you want. It also gives several beautiful patterns that you can follow as well! Enjoy and be prepared for compliments when wearing your creations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Beautiful but..

    This book has some stunning lace objects which are quite inspirational. Aparently the Estonians are exceptionally fond of the "lilly of the valley" type motif, which seems a bit too frequent in this book.

    The charts are easy to follow and the one pattern I have done so far is quite comfortable.

    Knittingduck

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

    Going beyond the sweater and sock

    If you are ready to try something new and exciting beyond the sweater or sock you should really try lace knitting. Not only are the patterns in this book beautiful but I was able to incorporate into other types of garments other then shawls.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    For inspired knitters who want to take on a challenge!

    Lace knitting has always intrigued me to the point that I bought this book. But inside, there is a history behind Estonian lace knitting and all the patterns are beautiful. Though I haven't tried a pattern yet, I have bought the required yarn to do a shawl from the book.

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