Make a Filet-Crochet Bonnet

The “Bonnie Rose Baby Bonnet to Crochet” by Laura Ricketts, which was featured in the May/June 2016 issue of PieceWork, makes an extra special gift for a new addition to your family. Filet-crochet roses and a customizable insert make this baby bonnet a true family heirloom that will be treasured for generations to come. Here’s […]

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The number is symbolic of Christ’s thirty-three years of life. The thirty-three knots are divided into three eleven-knot groups, separated by a red bead. The division by three symbolizes the trinity. Tying traditional orthodox prayer knots is a complex procedure and involves multiple movements for each completed knot. Tension is critical when tightening the knots. […]

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Skolt Saami Sock Knitting Traditions

The Sami people are Scandinavia’s only United Nations (UN)–recognized indigenous people. Formerly called “Lapps,” the Sami people now consider that name an ethnic slur. They prefer to be called by their self-name, Sami. In Finland, the name is spelled Saami, and because the majority of the Skolt Saami live in that area, I will use […]

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Pippi’s Long Stockings to Knit

I love Pippi. I grew up watching the Swedish classic film version of Pippi Longstocking, released in the United States in the early 1970s. Although her last name is Longstocking, there is no clear description of the socks Pippi wears. In illustrations, television, and film portrayals, she often wears mismatched long socks with one garter […]

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