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Knitting Traditions Fall 2014

PieceWork’s ninth edition of Knitting Traditions explores the practical and creative evolution of knitting. Celebrate the history of knitwear when you order your copy today!

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Knitting Traditions Fall 2014
Knitting Traditions Fall 2014
Celebrate history with 21 projects to discover and re-create!
Knitting Traditions Fall 2014 Spacer 10x10 pixels In PieceWork’s ninth edition of Knitting Traditions, we explore the practical and creative evolution of knitting. Beginning with a visit to the Orkney Islands, we learn how gansey and lace stitch designs evolved there both through everyday life and because of its particular geography.

Then we sail to The Netherlands where, through the colorful lives of sherfolk, ganseys and their stitch patterns developed into a rich Dutch tradition full of its own symbolism and history. And there are other sorts of adaptions in this issue.

A few of the projects included in this issue:
  • Jess’s Cushion by Elizabeth Lovick
  • Skolt Sámi Mittens by Laura Ricketts
  • Red Mittens from Sveg, Sweden: Tracing Their Story by Ingela Fredell
  • Swedish Jämtland Mittens by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
  • Islamic-Patterned Shoulder Bag in Indigo and White by Chris Laning
  • Persian Slippers by Donna Druchunas
  • Fritillary Mittens by Heatherly Walker
  • Wellington Boot Liners by Laurie Sundstrom
  • Classic Gossamer Triangular Shawl by Inna Voltchkova
  • Evening Stockings for a Young Lady by Nancy Bush
  • Snowflake Lace—An Elements-of-Orenburg Scarf by Inna Voltchkova
  • Fire and Rose Shawl by Galina A. Khmeleva
In this issue, discover your own knitting connections through the people and their land, the culture, the history, and best of all, the beautiful knitwear!

Order or download your copy of Knitting Traditions Fall 2014 today!


Customer Reviews

historical, but timeless patterns Review by Carol

I have only read, not knitted any of the patterns. That said, I want to make the Dutch gansey and cap for my nephew, and the Persian slippers for me, and the gorgeous shawls and scarves. Just reading the stories and looking at the photographs is inspiring. My stash will comfortably manage the child's gansey and the slippers and the scarf, even one of the shawls.... but these will not be finished by this Christmas!,

(Posted on 8/7/14)