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Knitting Traditions 2010

A Special Issue from PieceWork magazine
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Indulge your passion for knitting with Knitting Traditions! This 148-page special publication from PieceWork magazine presents more than 40 projects—socks, shawls and scarves, items for baby, a variety of hand coverings, hats,  squares and edgings, and finger puppets—each with a story that provides historical context. Here are just a few examples: Peruvians used a technique—knitting's precursor—called cross looping or needleknitting to fashion exquisite, tiny figures, using cactus thorns as needles, between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200. Fourteenth-century Italian artists painted pictures of the Madonna knitting. A glove with a romantic history knitted in Sweden during the sixteenth-century is preserved in a museum. Swedish knitters have been using the two-end technique since at least the seventeenth century. By the mid-eighteenth century, Russian shawls from Orenburg achieved international status. Prolific Victorian knitters fashioned all sorts of knitted items in the nineteenth century. German designers were producing hundreds of patterns for “art knitting” in the early decades of the twentieth century. And a veritable “Who's Who” of late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century knitting designers share their passion within these pages!

The collection includes 148 beautifully photographed and project-packed pages and 43 timeless projects that knitters will love.  This issue includes:

  • Small projects - bags, caps, mittens, gloves, edgings and trims.
  • Techniques - Swedish two-end knitting, Native American sweater knitting, and more.
  • Socks Galore - including how to knit two at once, one inside the other!
  • And of course, much more.......

        Take a sneak peek inside the beautiful pages of Knitting Traditions.

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Table of Contents

SKU: KT1000

Format: Magazine Single Issue

Customer Reviews

Not a new issue Review by Padma Rubiales

This is the same as the 2009 Knitting Traditions. I hope Interweave will consider putting out a new, or even annual Kniting Traditions with more interesting articles, historical patterns, and ethnic knitting traditions.

(Posted on 11/29/10)

Knitting Traditions Review by Judith Clark

Be careful on Row 26 (page 46) when working the lace pattern for the Amana Star Baby Bonnet. Row 26 (WS) has special instructions instead of the general ones for the wrong side rows. I mistakenly thought these instructions were for the next row with specific instructions, i.e., Row 27. This is a beautiful little bonnet and I look forward to finishing it after I redo a couple of rows. Good format for patterns and many small projects for weekend knitters.

(Posted on 3/21/10)

A stroke of genius Review by Anne Boner

I have knitted for nearly 60 years, and this is the most interesting knitting publication I have ever purchased. Got the ad this morning, bought the magazine at noon, and have not put it down since. A valuable addition to my knitting library - bought an extra copy for a friend who will be as thrilled with it as I am. Thank you, IP!!

(Posted on 2/15/10)

small charts Review by Linda Allen

I really like the variety of patterns and background information included. However,some of the charts are sooooo tiny. I looked for a special website with a code to go online for larger charts, but did not find one. Considering the price of this magazine, that option should be available.

(Posted on 2/15/10)