Estonian Knitting 1. Traditions and Techniques
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.
Learn to knit the Estonian way!
Estonian Knitting 2. Socks and Stockings
For centuries Estonian knitters have created beauty using needle and yarn – everything that caught their eye found its way into patterns simple and elaborate, full of colour and magic. Knitted items are not, nor were they ever, only a way to keep the body warm, they protect and adorn, showing the care and skill of the maker.
This book includes complete instructions on sock and stocking knitting as well as a remarkable selection of the heel and toe constructions used in traditional Estonian knitting. Over 200 stocking, sock and leg warmer designs offer inspiration for both traditional knitting and the creation of new sock patterns.
The author’s photographs encourage you to wear Estonian socks and stockings with modern clothing.
Learn to knit socks the Estonian way!