Take A Journey with Me
|After months of preparation, the third edition of PieceWork's special publication, Knitting Traditions, is off to the printer! While it's wending its way through the presses, I want to give you a sneak peek.
It's a global view of knitting's glorious past and present. And our journey begins in the United Kingdom and travels through continental Europe, Asia, Oceania, South America, and North America. Here are just a few of the amazing people you'll meet along the way:
*The "terrible [formidable] knitters e' [of] Dent"—these were women, children, and men who produced prodigious quantities of intricate knitting in mid-nineteenth-century England
*Andean male knitters who are noted for their superior workmanship and complex designs
Each of their stories is rich. Their work is exquisite and inspiring.
There's also lots of information on the history and application of several techniques. One example is the "Toasty" gloves that take you through the basics of Sweden's twined knitting called tvåäandsstickning. And there are projects galore, including socks and stockings, scarves and shawls, a boa and muff, sweaters, gloves and mittens, a snowsuit for baby, and even a flock of sheep!
A host of today's preeminent knitting historians and designers, some from far-flung corners of the globe, contributed to this edition. Each of them is a champion of knitting's vibrant traditions.
I feel certain that this edition of Knitting Traditions will feed your own wanderlust and provide you with all the tools you'll need for your own knitting journey!
You can preorder now or look for it in stores, on newsstands, and digitally through Zinio on September 27.
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