The Complete Book of Traditional Knitting

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Knitters of all skill levels will find this volume an excellent source of design inspiration as well as a guide to techniques and patterns from around the world. In addition to familiar traditions—those of Shetland, Fair Isle, Faroe, and Aran—it features the lesser-known styles of Norway, Greece, Turkey, and other countries.
Historic plates, photographs, diagrams, and pattern charts illustrate this guide. Each chapter offers tips on special techniques, stitch patterns, and ...
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Overview


Knitters of all skill levels will find this volume an excellent source of design inspiration as well as a guide to techniques and patterns from around the world. In addition to familiar traditions—those of Shetland, Fair Isle, Faroe, and Aran—it features the lesser-known styles of Norway, Greece, Turkey, and other countries.
Historic plates, photographs, diagrams, and pattern charts illustrate this guide. Each chapter offers tips on special techniques, stitch patterns, and examples of traditional work. Complete instructions for thirteen garments include patterns for an Austrian waistcoat, an Estonian stole, an Icelandic sweater, a Shetland shawl, and a Swedish cap.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement 6

1 Introduction 7

2 The Root of the Matter 11

3 Shetland and Fairisle 23

4 Britain 51

5 Aran 63

6 Iceland and the Faroe Islands 75

7 Sweden 83

8 Norway 99

9 Central Europe 109

10 Northern Lace 123

11 Echoes from the Past 135

12 Patterns from East and West 145

13 Traditional Patterns 153

Conversion Charts 187

Glossary of English and American terms 187

Bibliography 188

Index 191

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