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Estionian Knitting Volume 1

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819
.E76
P56
2016

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Estionian Knitting Volume 1 : Traditions and Techniques

Pink, Anu (ed).

Estonia : Saara Publishing House, c2016.

300 p : ill. (chiefly col.) ;.

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Creating this series of books was inspired both by great joy at the increasing popularity of Etonian knitting and concern about the scarcity of our knowledge and skills, a truth which we discovered ruing our research over a long period of time. One can come upon rather superficial and inaccurate information about the history and technology of Estonian knitting, for example different techniques are quite often confused, or a more recent method is misinterpreted as an old one. The great interest of modern knitters in exquisite old knitwear lead us to the idea that we would need a comprehensive book about hand knitting. Yet in assembling considerable material, we realized that it would not fit into a single volume. For this reason you a now holding in your hands the first of a three-volume set. This book is appropriate for both young and old to learn how to knit as well as to improve formerly acquired skills. The book provides instructions for methods of knitting which have been used on al artefacts in Estonian museum collections. As the landscape of Estonian knitting has been extremely rich and varied, the list of techniques introduced in this book is quite long. Working on this book, we went through the entire literature on Estonian knitting that has been published so far. However the main sources were still the old hand knit items in museum collections. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the Estonian museums and the people working there who gave us the opportunity, over 3 years, to examine thousands of beautiful knitted items and learn about the techniques used to make them. Although this book contains a large number of photos of original knitwear from many different museums, we decided to knit the pattern samples, 212 in total, ourselves. This was partly because some of the objects were so shabby or fulled that it required a lot of imagination to see their decorative patterns, and partly because knitting these samples enabled us to notice even the tiniest details in the logic of the pattern. To make the patterns more visible, most of the samples are made with natural white yarn even if, for instance, the original was made of black yarn.

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ISBN:

978-994-997820-5

Author:

Pink, Anu (ed).

Title:

Estionian Knitting Volume 1 : Traditions and Techniques / Editor Anu Pink. Translation: Kait Lubja and Maret Tamjarv.

Edition:

Volumes 1, 2 and 3.

Publisher:

Estonia : Saara Publishing House, c2016.

Physical:

300 p : ill. (chiefly col.) ;.

Series:

Estonian Knitting

Summary:

Creating this series of books was inspired both by great joy at the increasing popularity of Etonian knitting and concern about the scarcity of our knowledge and skills, a truth which we discovered ruing our research over a long period of time. One can come upon rather superficial and inaccurate information about the history and technology of Estonian knitting, for example different techniques are quite often confused, or a more recent method is misinterpreted as an old one. The great interest of modern knitters in exquisite old knitwear lead us to the idea that we would need a comprehensive book about hand knitting. Yet in assembling considerable material, we realized that it would not fit into a single volume. For this reason you a now holding in your hands the first of a three-volume set. This book is appropriate for both young and old to learn how to knit as well as to improve formerly acquired skills. The book provides instructions for methods of knitting which have been used on al artefacts in Estonian museum collections. As the landscape of Estonian knitting has been extremely rich and varied, the list of techniques introduced in this book is quite long. Working on this book, we went through the entire literature on Estonian knitting that has been published so far. However the main sources were still the old hand knit items in museum collections. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the Estonian museums and the people working there who gave us the opportunity, over 3 years, to examine thousands of beautiful knitted items and learn about the techniques used to make them. Although this book contains a large number of photos of original knitwear from many different museums, we decided to knit the pattern samples, 212 in total, ourselves. This was partly because some of the objects were so shabby or fulled that it required a lot of imagination to see their decorative patterns, and partly because knitting these samples enabled us to notice even the tiniest details in the logic of the pattern. To make the patterns more visible, most of the samples are made with natural white yarn even if, for instance, the original was made of black yarn.

Subject:

Knitting--History--Estonia.

Subject:

Knitting--Traditions--Estonia.

Subject:

Knitting--Techniques--Estonia.

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