PieceWork January/February 2016

PieceWork January/February 2016

Can this really be true? Our tenth annual historical knitting issue is here already? Seriously, it seems like just a few years ago when our first one appeared. Knitting has played a key role in the magazine’s content since the premier issue (March/April 1993). It continues to do so.

This issue includes the amazing story of the “So-Called St. Adalbert’s Glove from Prague”—a mystery rolled up in a knitting lesson, and it’s just delicious. Thank you, Sylvie Odstrcilová, for sharing it with PieceWork. Over the years, we’ve included a number of features on knitting for the troops during war. Mimi Seyferth’s article “The Women of Pindos” puts the spotlight on a group of women who went way beyond knitting, although they did knit countless pairs of socks, sweaters, balaclavas, and mittens. And these are just two examples of what’s in store for you in the tenth annual issue.

Andrea's Winter Coat

Andrea’s Winter Coat

From this issue, we have selected two projects to be offered as our featured kits! If you know a toddler—male of female—you’ll want to make Joanna Johnson’s simply adorable knitted Heart in Hand: Buff Mittens for a Child. In addition to the pattern, Joanna recounts her discovery of the buff knitting technique. Our other kit is for the knitted leg warmers designed by Carol Rhoades and shown on the cover. Whether one is a ballet dancer or not, these standouts will keep one’s legs toasty throughout the long cold winter. Each kit includes all of the yarn needed to complete each project and the print edition of this issue. Thank you for taking this knitting journey with us. We are following the paths created by master knitters—past and present.

Best wishes for a new year filled with peace and joy.






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Volume XXIV, Number 1


The So-Called St. Adalbert’s Glove from Prague: An Early Example of a Knitted Liturgical Glove, Sylvie Odstrcilová

The Carnation: A Favorite Motif, Lita Rosing-Schow

Leg Warmers: Protection in Winter and Summer, Carol Huebscher Rhoades

112 Jermyn Street: Edward Standen and Shetland Knitting, Christopher John Brooke Phillips

George Curling Hope: A Man in a Woman’s World, Lesley O’Connell Edwards

The Women of Pindos, Mimi Seyferth

Sister Matthia: Knitter of Mittens, Bonnie Wilker


Modern Mufattees, Lesley O'Connell Edwards

Modern Mufattees, Lesley O’Connell Edwards

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