Folk Knitting, Print Edition

Go native in the folk knitting traditions of Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, and South America with Folk Knitting 2015.
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Folk Knitting 2015

Delve into cultures that value handiwork and traditions. Explore multiple continents and historic knitting traditions. This issue will not only reveal folk artistry from across the world but it will ignite your love for the “slow arts.” Reconnect with traditions and cultures.

“Folk art manifests the values and aesthetics of traditional cultures around the world. Via techniques, colors, and motifs passed down from generation to generations (often informally), folk artists express a cultural identity rather than an individual’s.” (Paraphrased by Deborah Gerish from the International Folk Art Alliance’s website)

Deborah (the editor) further writes, “folk artists can survive and even thrive economically because their creations stand out today. Humans decorate their bodies, clothing, and households because they enjoy the process and/or the end result. We have always celebrated beauty alongside function. If you’re a knitter, this concept will not surprise you: you have already felt the thrill of making. With Folk Knitting’s collection of garments and accessories, your artistic repertoire can now include new color combinations, design flourishes, graphic elements, and knitting techniques.”

Features and Projects included in this issue:


  • Knitting in Traffic - Linda Cortright
  • Tokai Tomoshibi - Vicki Square
  • Knot-Topped Calotte - Vicki Square
  • Napramach - Vicki Square
  • Mongolian Space - Linda Ligon
  • Pakul - Vicki Square
  • Turnalar Socks - Leslie Comstock


  • Medieval Islamic Stockings - Chris Laning
  • Kilim Weaving in Fowa - Amy Clarke Moore
  • Shoowa Vest - Marianne Isager


  • Techniques of Fair Isle Knitting - Ann Feitelson
  • Dressel Shawl - Megi Burcl
  • Bartók Tunik - Julia Farwell-Clay
  • Maarika Bag - Lucinda Guy
  • Belarusian Wrist Warmers - Donna Druchunas
  • Sámi-Inspired Tunic Sweater - Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts and Deborah Robson
  • Ola Placket Pullover - Lucinda Guy
  • Dutch Lace Crescent Scarf - Donna Druchunas
  • Waltham Cabled Cardigan - Kathy Zimmerman
  • Baby Faroe - Ashley Rao
  • Celtic Cardigan - Melissa Johnson
  • Five Moments in Shetland - Deborah Robson


  • Shetland Lace Knitting in New Zealand - Margaret Stove
  • Rata Scarf - Margaret Stove
  • The Trip I Almost Missed - Patsy Sue Zawistoski

South America

  • Popcorns and Points: Andean Knitting Secrets - Mary Jane Mucklestone
  • Over the Altiplano and Through the River to Find one Knitted Cap - Cynthia LeCount Samaké
  • Inca Child - Marianne Isager
  • Peruvian Tasseled Scarf - Linda Ligon
  • Handknitting on the Road Less Traveled in Peru - Marilyn Murphy

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Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU WK1509
Product Type Magazine
Author/Designer Deborah Gerish
Customer Reviews (3)
Worst “pattern” and kit ever
I really wish I had read the reviews before purchase... I was absolutely shocked to learn that the pattern is only with “pattern notes” and a couple of color work charts. This is not a pattern and I can’t believe I paid actual money for this. I consider myself a highly experienced knitter and only because of this was I able to make a similar garment based on the photos. Many of the other patterns in the book were strange and not fashionable/wearable. I wanted to love the yarn the kit came with, but it was single ply and the worst quality I have ever experienced. When I went to block my sweater, the color badly bled into the rest of the white parts along the shoulders and bottom edging and the whole thing looks like a big pile of sheep garbage. Ive tried saving the work with oxiclean, but the red color will not stop bleeding even after the 3rd wash!! Shame on you interweave for promoting such a horrible non-pattern AND kit using bad quality yarn!!! Review by Katie (Posted on 1/4/2018)
Pattern for Sami-Inspired tunic? Good luck with that
I bought this magazine primarily for the tunic and even bought the yarn for it while waiting for it to arrive. I open the magazine, turn to page 62, see the charts for the neat colorwork, but where is a regular pattern? Where is CO this amount of stitches? Well guess what folks!! The magazine broke the news to me that I would be working from "pattern guidelines" and suggested I read Ann Budd's proccess in "Knitting A gansey in the Old Way", Interweave Knits, Winter 2004 (available for purchase at $9.99 for the download). I'm am completely disgusted with Interweave. I really wanted to make this tunic..get the magazine and immediately start the PATTERN the night the magazine arrived. Had I realized I would need to learn a new (old) way of making it, I would have not bought this magazine. I did find a guy on Ravelry a few weeks ago selling a similar pattern for a couple bucks. Thanks Interweave! : ( Review by Melissa (Posted on 8/17/2015)
intersting projects
Interesting projects and the instructions are simple and complete. Review by Susan (Posted on 8/8/2015)
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