Knitted Lace of Estonia with DVD: Techniques, Patterns, and Traditions

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Deepen your knowledge of lace knitting with 14 Estonian, heirloom quality lace patterns from Nancy Bush in a new edition of her bestselling book Knitted Lace of Estonia. Now with a bonus 1-hour DVD, Knitted Lace of Estonia will teach you about traditional lace-knitting techniques, such as:

  • Traditional twig, peacock, and lily of the valley patterns and their variations.
  • Different ways to make the distinctive ...
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Overview

Deepen your knowledge of lace knitting with 14 Estonian, heirloom quality lace patterns from Nancy Bush in a new edition of her bestselling book Knitted Lace of Estonia. Now with a bonus 1-hour DVD, Knitted Lace of Estonia will teach you about traditional lace-knitting techniques, such as:

  • Traditional twig, peacock, and lily of the valley patterns and their variations.
  • Different ways to make the distinctive nupp, or subdued bobble.
  • Modern adaptations of the classic ways of constructing shawls and scarves and adding lace edges.
On the new bonus DVD, Nancy explores the knitting traditions of Estonia, as well as offers in-depth instructions for the book's patterns and techniques, as well as designing an Estonian-style shawl, stole or scarf from beginning to end.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This is a beautiful book for any knitter... and if you are already a lace lover you definitely need to have this book in your collection." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"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." - Blogcritics.org, Alyse Wax

"If you love fine lace, you certainly will enjoy this new book. The history and patterns are wonderful." - Knitting News

"How can you not love a book like this? It's got everything. History. Beautiful patterns. Great stitches. Lovely pictures. Good writing." - KnittingScholar.com

"Just like every other knitter, I've been bitten by the lace bug and this book is giving me the fever." - Knitty.com

"For knitters who love lace, Nancy Bush, really skinny yarns and/or eastern Europe, the only logical choice is Knitted Lace of Estonia." - knotions online magazine

"Beautifully in-depth" - Yarn Market News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596683150
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 219,387
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Bush teaches workshops for guilds, shops, and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Northern Europe. She is the author of Folk Socks, Folk Knitting in Estonia, Knitting on the Road, Knitting Vintage Socks, and Knitted Lace of Estonia. Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
The Lace Knitting of Haapsalu
How to Knit a Haapsalu Sall
Projects:
Queen Silvia Shawl
Triangular Scarf in Leaf Pattern
Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf
Lehe Square Shawl
Raha Scarf
Leaf and Nupp Shawl
Maikell Shawl
Madli’s Shawl
Triangular Summer Shawl
Lily of the Valley Scarf
Lilac Leaf Shawl
Miralda’s Triangular Shawl
Triinu Scarf
Crown Prince Square Shawl
Estonian Lace Stitch Dictionary
Abbreviations
Sources for Yarns
Bibliography
Index
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