The eighth edition of Knitting Traditions features historical knitting articles and 21 companion knitting patterns that chronicle centuries of profit-oriented knitting throughout the world. From the Shetland Islands and Halland, Sweden to Renaissance Europe and Peru, this special issue explores corners of time and place that teach us about knitting cottage industries, cooperatives, and communities that have sustained themselves through the craft of knitting.
Celebrate colorwork with Fair Isle, Sanquhar knitting, and more. Knit a Tree of Life Aran vest, a classic piece that stands the test of time. Or, read the knitting diary of a Shetland knitter. This special issue is packed with knitting patterns inspired by the history of knitting that has brought us to today.