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The Complete Book of Traditional Knitting
     

The Complete Book of Traditional Knitting

by Rae Compton
 

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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,

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486476476
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
07/21/2010
Series:
Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,181,339
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author


A former editor of Vogue knitting publications, Rae Compton is a journalist and designer with decades of experience with knitting and crochet design.

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