Knitting Around the World: A Multistranded History of a Time-Honored Tradition

Knitting Around the World: A Multistranded History of a Time-Honored Tradition

by Lela Nargi
     
 

Knitting Around the World presents the history of hand knitting and, in some instances, some of the conflicting opinions about hand knitting history in the various countries where knitting has found a toehold throughout the centuries. It also attempts to follow knitting’s trail, from its purported origins in the Islamic world up through Spain, into

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Knitting Around the World presents the history of hand knitting and, in some instances, some of the conflicting opinions about hand knitting history in the various countries where knitting has found a toehold throughout the centuries. It also attempts to follow knitting’s trail, from its purported origins in the Islamic world up through Spain, into Western Europe and beyond, and, eventually, across the ocean to our own shores. Mostly, though, it seeks to present the knitting traditions of these places in all their particularities. What makes the knitting of Sweden (or Estonia, or Peru) so distinctly Swedish (or Estonian, or Peruvian)? Herein lie answers—some old, some new, and, hopefully, all inspiring.

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Knitting began in the 12th century in the Arab world but spread quickly. Nargi (Astounding Knits!) takes knitters on an around-the-world tour of traditional knitting. The history is the heart of the book, but there’s so much more here, including interviews with well-known knitting experts, descriptions of unique yarns and techniques, and projects focused on each region’s styles and traditions. This excellent—and very readable—reference to global knitting traditions belongs on the bookshelf of any knitter interested in the history and development of knitting. - Library Journal XPress
Library Journal
Knitting began in the 12th century in the Arab world but spread quickly. Nargi (Astounding Knits!) takes knitters on an around-the-world tour of traditional knitting. The history is the heart of the book, but there's so much more here, including interviews with well-known knitting experts, descriptions of unique yarns and techniques, and projects focused on each region's styles and traditions. This excellent—and very readable—reference to global knitting traditions belongs on the bookshelf of any knitter interested in the history and development of knitting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760337943
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,334,544
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Knitting began in the 12th century in the Arab world but spread quickly. Nargi (Astounding Knits!) takes knitters on an around-the-world tour of traditional knitting. The history is the heart of the book, but there’s so much more here, including interviews with well-known knitting experts, descriptions of unique yarns and techniques, and projects focused on each region’s styles and traditions. This excellent—and very readable—reference to global knitting traditions belongs on the bookshelf of any knitter interested in the history and development of knitting. - Library Journal XPress

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