For centuries Estonian knitters have created their own beauty in the world using yarn and needles. Everything that the eye found was poured into designs both simple and complex alike, into magical colour palettes that entice us to this day. Knitted items were not, nor are they today, simply a means to keep the hands warm. They both protect and embellish, highlighting the care and skill that went into making them.
This book brings knitters the many facets of the history of Estonian mittens from beautiful local mitten patterns to detailed knitting techniques. The book contains 292 mittens from every corner of Estonia with photos, charts and instructions as well as thorough experience-based guides on different techniques. A large number of original mittens have been recreated and are presented here in detail, we hope they will provide plentiful inspiration to the modern knitter and mitten wearer.
Estonian mitten knitting deserves to be preserved – learn how to knit Estonian mittens!