Knitting Sweaters from Around the World: 18 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques

Overview

Here are the best sweaters in the world—literally! Eighteen fabulous sweater designs by well-known designers teach you how to make the world’s classic sweater styles, including Fair Isle, Fisherman’s Gansey, Swedish Bohus, Icelandic Lopi Yoke Sweater, and more. Along the way, knitters will learn about traditional patterns and unique knitting techniques from around the globe. Included are sweaters from the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Americas. The introduction details the history of sweater ...

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Overview

Here are the best sweaters in the world—literally! Eighteen fabulous sweater designs by well-known designers teach you how to make the world’s classic sweater styles, including Fair Isle, Fisherman’s Gansey, Swedish Bohus, Icelandic Lopi Yoke Sweater, and more. Along the way, knitters will learn about traditional patterns and unique knitting techniques from around the globe. Included are sweaters from the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Americas. The introduction details the history of sweater knitting while each sweater pattern begins with a history of the techniques and patterns the design employs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760342657
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 9/21/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kari Cornell (Minneaspolis, MN) is also the editor of Knitting Socks from Around the World, Knitting Scarves from Around the World, and more knitting project books.

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Table of Contents

Contents
 
Introduction by Donna Druchunas
 
Sweaters of Scandinavia
Finnish Sweater: Päivätär
Icelandic Yoke Cardigan
Icelandic Fimmvörðuháls Sweater
Swedish Ullared Pullover
Norwegian Rein and Snow Sweater 
 
Sweaters of Europe
Estonian Kihnu TroiSweater
Bavarian Cropped Lattice Cardigan
Bulgarian Roses Intarsia Cardigan
 
Sweaters of the United Kingdom & Ireland
St. Olaf Men’s Fair Isle Sweater
Levenwick Fair Isle Jacket
Kinloch Aran Pullover
Eriskay Gansey
 
Sweaters of the East
Turkish Delight Sweater
Russian Peasant Blouse
Men’s Kimono
 
Sweaters of the West
Cowichan-Inspired Swallows & Ivy Wrap Cardigan
Andean Condor Hoodie with Handwarmers
Northwest Forget Me Not Pullover
 
Abbreviations
Yarn Weight System
Yarn Sources
About the Designers
Index

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