PieceWork, January/February 2017 Digital Edition

Once again, PieceWork presents its annual Historical Knitting issue. Make seven projects inspired by historical knitting traditions from around the world and peruse fascinating stories about knitting’s past.
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PieceWork’s 11th annual Historical Knitting issue brings you the stories and projects that keep us fascinated with this topic—we can never get enough! Read sixteen captivating stories about knitting’s rich history. Knit seven projects inspired by the past. Visit nine countries in one of our most popular issues.

Read Interweave founder Linda Ligon’s communications with knitting historian the late Reverend Bishop Richard Rutt. Make mittens inspired by those from Lithuania, Sweden, and Latvia. Learn to knit socks and shape a toe the Portuguese way. Discover the little-known German fashion craze of men’s knitted calf warmers. Show off your stranded colorwork skills with Eileen Lee’s Scottish tam. Find out how a knitted sweater began Elsa Schiaparelli’s career as a designer.

Features and Projects included in this issue:
  • An Epistolary Journey into Ancient Knitting: In Which the Late Reverend Bishop Richard Rutt, a Visiting Chinese Editor, and the Author of This Story Commune by Linda Ligon
  • Skaite-Maria by Erika Nordvall Falck and Laura Ricketts
  • Skaite-Maria: The Red and the Black Mittens by Laura Ricketts
  • Anchored by Culture and Community: An Interview with Latvian Artist Erna Jansons by Rachel Russ
  • Erna Jansons’s No. 51 Mitten Pattern by Mary Germain
  • Glimpses of Rural Lithuania by June L. Hall
  • Lithuania-Inspired Floral and Entrelac Mittens by Donna Druchunas
  • Portuguese Socks from Serra D’Ossa by Andrea Wong
  • Calf Warmers: An Abbreviated Note in Bavarian Tradition by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
  • Power of Ten Socks by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
  • The Life of Welsh Funeral Stockings by Wendy W. Avery
  • Wrapped in Comfort: The Practical, Fashionable Nightingale by Heather (Vaughan) Lee
  • Knitted Nightingale by Heather (Vaughan) Lee 
  • Elsa Schiaparelli: How a Handknit Sweater Built a Fashion Career by Diane Kennedy
  • The Tam O’Shanter by Eileen Lee
  • People Knitting: A Century of Photographs by Barbara Levine
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Customer Reviews (1)
Nalbinding is not knitting
I don't think one can equate knitted structures with single-needle looped structures like nalbinding. If I pull a knitted thread, the piece unravels. If I pull a nalbinded thread it just knots tighter. The two structures aren't alike at all. The diagram in your piece even shows how much they aren't alike. To call this "knitting" is a disservice to textile history. Review by ULTRAGOTHA (Posted on 12/25/2016)
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