Andean Folk Knits
Uncover the rich knitting traditions of South America in Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia by Marcia Lewandowski. Explore the knitting heritage and culture of the Andean people. Geared toward the intermediate to expert knitter, Andean Folk Knits contains twenty-five vivid colorwork projects to knit inspired by traditional ethnic patterns.
Knit a pair of mittens, gloves, or a hat, featuring Andean motifs. However, the real standouts of this collection are the purses and bags. The charming “Bolsa de Llama” purse is the shape of a llama. Stretch your colorwork skills with the “Monedera de Señora Paceña” bag, which features regional imagery, including llamas, dogs, and coca leaves. The bags are just the perfect size to hold the all of essentials and will add a bit of Andean flair to your ensemble.
Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia by Marcia Lewandowski
Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2005. Hardbound, 144 pages, $24.95. ISBN 1-57990-582-X.