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Estonian knitting 1. Traditions and techniques

By Anu Pink, Siiri Reimann, Kristi Jõeste

A beautifully illustrated and inspiring tome on the history and practice of knitting in Estonia.

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Hardback: 300 pages

Publisher: Saara Publishing House 2016

Language: English 

For centuries, every girl and woman living in the small territory of Estonia on the shores of the Baltic Sea has known how to knit. Museum collections have preserved thousands of wonderful mittens, gloves, socks, stockings, caps, jumpers, cardigans and more. Many of these items were made for more than just keeping warm, their functions were also to protect and adorn the wearer as well as to showcase the maker’s care and skill.

Estonian knitting is worthy of exploring in every respect, whether it be choosing the appropriate palette or pattern, or using authentic techniques.

Authors: Anu Pink, Siiri Reimann, Kristi Jõeste
Translation: Kait Lubja, Maret Tamjärv
Translation editors: Nancy Bush, Daniel Edward Allen

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