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Suur kindaraamat. Eesti kihelkondade mustrid

by Reet Piiri

Estonian needlearts connoisseurs, folk art lovers, mitten-istas and chart geeks all will find much to love in this extraordinary volume. Reet Piiri has mined the Estonian National Museum collection over over 5000 pieces from villages throughout Estonia. This hardcover book has 396 pages of clearly photographed mittens and gloves accompanied by detailed charts of their stranded knitting patterns. Perfect for our Finullgarn yarn. Fascinating photos and maps are liberally mixed with the text. A treasure trove of patterns and border techniques. Published in Estonian with a lengthy English summary in the back. Knitting patterns for the models shown are not included, but all based on traditional mitten/glove patterns that are readily (and often freely) available. The quality of the publishing and the enormous collection of designs makes this book a must.

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Latvieša Cimdi

by Grasmane Maruta

We come across many exquisite needlecraft books here at Nordic Fiber Arts, but rarely, if ever, have we seen a volume with the production quality of Latvieša Cimdi. You can easily count the stitches on the mitten and glove photographs - they are so large and sharp. 177 mittens with their charts are shown. Spanning 18th through 20th centuries, they are categorized into different geographical regions. Written in Latvian with a long English translation of the history and traditions associated with this beautiful folk art form. Geometric and botanical patterns presented all have a twist that makes. Our Finullgarn is the perfect yarn for these projects. (Does not include basic mitten and glove pattern. 433 pg. hardcover)

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Muhu Linnud / Muhu Birds

This lovely booklet is proof that small can be beautiful. A collection of distinctive Muhu color/pattern combinations using bird motifs, employing knitting, embroidery and cross-stitch techniques. Alongside the bright photos, all motifs are charted or drawn. A great source for an avian focal point on your next needlework project.

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Scandinavian Christmas Stockings

Mette Handberg

Clever designs and patterns in bright colors abound in this treasury of Christmas stocking patterns inspired by traditional Scandinavian designs. Included are detailed pattern charts, including a complete alphabet for personalizing stockings with family member names, and designs to create a stocking cap, patterned mittens, and whimsical leg warmers accompany the unique stocking designs included within. A double stocking, teddy bear motifs, and inventive closures are just some of the features of these patterns. This book also uses wonderful details such as knit-on braid, multi-color cords.

Best of all, the patterns call for our Rauma Gammeleserie - a classic, lofty Norwegian yarn. Knitters will enjoy creating handmade Christmas decorations that are sure to become treasured family heirlooms.

Designs from Muhu Island

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Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island

A Needlework Tradition from Estonia
by Anu Kabur, Anu Pink, Mai Meriste

Colors from Designs from Muhu IslandThe island of Muhu in Estonia may be small in area but it is certainly huge in its magnificent handicraft. Through the ages girls and women have knit unbelievably fine-patterned gloves, mittens and stockings. Bright and unexpected colors, the beauty of embroidered flowers and sophisticated yet whimsical patterns characterize their work.

This substantial treasure trove of designs is a perfect source of inspiration for using the rich palette offered in our Strikkegarn and Finullgarn yarns - for both embroidery and knitted pieces. This hefty, beautifully produced book is a must for every designer's library. More views of this book.

Estonian Mittens

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Estonian Mittens All Around the World

A best seller! In English, 175 designs, graphs, history and mitten lore. Written lovingly and it shows. Don't wait! Our Rauma yarns, with their extensive color range, work beautifully in these designs.

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Mittens, Socks, Hats & Accessories

Ultimate Mittens Book

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Ultimate Mittens
by Robin Hansen

28 Classic Patterns to Keep You Warm

Filled with a wide array of classic knitting patterns, this book is, in essence, the ultimate mitten book. The patterns are organized from simple to difficult and their origins range from traditional Scandinavian and Canadian Maritime patterns to more contemporary sewn and windblock patterns from right here in Maine. Rounding out the patterns is useful information on caring for and repairing woolens; tips for adding details such as buttons, straps, or leather palms to mittens; and a list of yarn suppliers.

Ornamental Journey

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Ornamented Journey

Ornamented Journey book detailKnitters are in luck -- another richly illustrated book of accessories embellished with extraordinary trims and embroideries. The designs are derived from a young Estonian artist by the name of Kristi Jõeste, who has knitted hundreds of pairs of exquisite gloves. The colors and textures are a perfect vehicle for the Finullgarn color palette.

Ornamented Journey photo Saara Publishers were captivated by the idea of offering the beauty of the written word alongside the beauty of handicraft. Kristi Jõeste invited her childhood friend, the well-known Estonian writer Kristiina Ehin, to write the stories.

In the area of handicraft literature this is a unique book, where two art forms are woven together. Both are founded on a deep perception of Estonian folk tradition. The last part of the book teaches how to knit in Kristi's way. Knitting instructions have been translated by Maret Tamjarv together with Nancy Bush.

 

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SoftcoverScandinavian Slippers and socks Book

Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks

by Book detail Laura Farson

Expanding on the techniques in the popular New Twists on Twined Knitting, this collection offers beautiful patterns that incorporate both twined and stranded knitting. Make 12 pairs of cozy, comfortable slippers--many projects also include coordinating sock-knitting patterns.

  • Instructions for casting on at the heel and working toward the toe for excellent fit; options include removable felted insoles for even greater comfort
  • Both women's and men's knitting patterns included--perfect for gifts
  • Patterns are a mix of traditional Scandinavian designs and modern variations
  • Our Strikkegarn and RaumaRagg yarn can be used in many of the designs.
Mostly Mittens

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Mostly Mittens
by Charlene Schurch

Ethnic Knitting Designs from Russia

Developed by Russia's Komi people, these patterns were originally passed down visually from knit pieces, so they're easy to understand and knit. They only look complex! This updated version of Charlene Schurch's previous collection includes her original designs plus new versions of several mittens.

Mittens are knit in the round and include a thumb gore for excellent fit.

Collection features patterns for 35 pairs of mittens plus four traditional hats Projects use stranded color work and include easy-to-follow color-coded charts.

Estonian Mittens

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Estonian Mittens All Around the World

A best seller! In English, 175 designs, graphs, history and mitten lore. Written lovingly and it shows. Don't wait! Our Rauma yarns, with their extensive color range, work beautifully in these designs.

** $6. single book shipping and will be applied when we process your order.(USA only.)

Estonian Mittens Around the World

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Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World

Aino Praakli returns with another must-have collection, this time with socks. The exciting patterns and finishing techniques apply to hats and mittens as well as socks. A rich compilation from the Estonian National Museum archives.View sample pages.

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Magnificent Mittens and Socks

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Magnificent Mittens & Socks
by Anna Zilboorg

The Beauty of Warm Hands & Feet

Softcover new printing from the original 1998 edition, with additional chapter 7 (12 pages) of knitting toe-up stranded socks by the same principle as mittens.

The spectacular designs and patterns are a perfect match for Rauma yarns.

Sundbo Norwegian Mittens Gloves

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Norwegian Mittens and Gloves
by Annemore Sundbø

A treasure trove of ingenious, fully charted patterns for adult and child mittens and gloves.

We are proud to be the primary yarn source for the patterns in this book.

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Folk Socks by Nancy Bush

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Folk Socks
by Nancy Bush

Love to knit socks? This book is perfect! A host of folk knitting traditions inspired Nancy Bush to Develop these 18 exciting sock patterns -- including two made with our Finullgarn (use Finullgarn for many of the other designs as well!) This book is chock-full of history and techniques.

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Latvian Mittens
by Lizbeth Upitis

A classic knitting treasure is re-issued with 44 new mittens, expanded color section and graphs. Written in both English and Latvian, this book offers beautiful patterns, great how-to techniques and quantities of charts.

 

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Folk Mittens

Techniques & Patterns for Hand Knitted Mittens

Take an armchair knitting trip around the world with Marcia Lewandowski. There are charts and patterns for making 48 colorful mittens from scores of countries incorporating a variety of techniques. Our Norwegian Rauma yarns offer a complete range of weights and colors for making mittens in each port-of-call.

Favorite Mittens

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Favorite Mittens
by Robin Hansen

is a new compilation of the most popular traditional designs from Robin Hansen's first two books, presenting these tried-and-true patterns in a new format, with step-by-step directions revised and updated for ease of knitting.

Sweaters

Norwegian Knitting Design

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Norwegian Knitting Designs/
Norsk Strikkedesign

Each design is accompanied by stunning photographs of the items themselves as well as the countryside that inspired them, and details of the materials used, pattern charts and detailed instructions. This book presents the very best of contemporary Norwegian knitwear design, drawing on its traditional roots and planting it firmly in the twenty-first century.

  • Twenty-two unique knitted garments
  • Includes work by some of Norway's foremost knitting designers
  • Nordic Fiber Arts offers Yarns packs for all the style in this book, using the Rauma Norwegian-spun yarns.
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The New Stranded Colorwork

by Mary Scott Huff

17 designs take you beyond traditional Nordic snowflakes and reindeer with colorful innovative designs for accessories, pullovers, and cardigans for women, men and children. Techniques such as casting on, managing colors, steeks and finishing edges are all covered.

Many of the innovative designs use Rauma yarns and their large color offering makes for exciting pattern possibilities.

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Norwegian Patterns for Knitting

Classic Sweaters, Hats, Vests & Mittens

More than 20 knitting projects fill this volume, inspired by traditional Norwegian garments. Suited for an active lifestyle, these innovative patterns include a variety of options such as classy vests, beautiful jackets, warm mittens, and stylish hats. Included with each individual project are inspirational photographs, step-by-step instructions, design templates, and pattern charts.

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Knitting Ganseys
by Beth Brown Reinsel

A knitting classic! The author provides technical information on all aspects of this traditional garment with seven cast-ons, design variations and 16 pages of over 100 pattern motifs. The chapter on designing and planning uses the percentage system guaranteeing perfect fit.

Our Rauma yarns are perfect for ganseys - they display the stitch textures beautifully.

Poetry in Stitches - Available!

 

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Poetry In Stitches
by Solveig Hisdal

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Scandinavian and Historical - Pattern Designs and Special Techniques

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Medieval Inspired Knits

Anna-Karin Lundberg

Inspired by the dramatic murals in the medieval churches of the province of Uppland, Sweden, this collection of knits presents unique designs that are made for exciting color combinations.

Botanical details, three-dimensional patterns, and embellished borders are design elements in the sweaters, vests, hats, and mittens (in sizes for adults and children) that are presented here. With clear instructions and color photographs of both the completed designs and the paintings, panels, and tapestries that inspired them. Our Finullgarn palette is a natural for many of these styles.

 

Ornamental Journey

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Ornamented Journey

by Kristi Jõeste & Kristina Ehin

Ornamented Journey book detailKnitters are in luck -- another richly illustrated book of accessories embellished with extraordinary trims and embroideries. The designs are derived from a young Estonian artist by the name of Kristi Jõeste, who has knitted hundreds of pairs of exquisite gloves. The colors and textures are a perfect vehicle for the Finullgarn color palette.

Ornamented Journey photo Saara Publishers were captivated by the idea of offering the beauty of the written word alongside the beauty of handicraft. Kristi Jõeste invited her childhood friend, the well-known Estonian writer Kristiina Ehin, to write the stories.

In the area of handicraft literature this is a unique book, where two art forms are woven together. Both are founded on a deep perception of Estonian folk tradition. The last part of the book teaches how to knit in Kristi's way. Knitting instructions have been translated by Maret Tamjarv together with Nancy Bush.

Swedish Designs

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Traditional Swedish Patterns For Knitting
Sticka efter Svenska Mönster

by Karin Kahnlund

The book begins with general advice about knitting and yarn quality, followed by instructions for a number of garments, including cardigans, sweaters, mittens and legwarmers for children and adults. Explanations with drawings and colour diagrams make knitting easier.

In Traditional Swedish Patterns for Knitting, Karin's source of inspiration has been Swedish Patterns for Art Weaves and Embroidery (1892) by Jakob Kulle, who was born in the southern-most province of Sweden, Skane, which has the greatest wealth of decorative weaves in Sweden.

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Warm Little Knits by Grete Letting

Classic Norwegian Two-Color Pattern Knitwear

This handbook features designs and instruction for creating small garments based on classic Norwegian mitten motifs. Large, beautiful photographs accompany full-color diagrams for each pattern—from socks and wrist warmers to headbands and caps—and a special section devoted solely to the oftentimes difficult-to-arrange sock heel is also included. With knitting tips and techniques for 37 patterns, this delightful manual provides a wealth of classic projects designed to be worn by children and adults alike.

Norwegian Knitting Designs

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Norwegian Knitting Designs

Annichen Sibbern Bøhn

Back in print, after decades, Norwegian Knitting Designs is a treasure trove of traditional Norwegian knitting charts. Author Annichen Sibbern Bøhn travelled the Norwegian countryside, collected folk patterns that early 20th century modernization was quickly leaving behind, and in 1929, published them in a slim yet vibrant volume that nearly single-handedly saved this tradition from the ragpile of history. The new publication contains all of the charts from Norwegian and English editions, plus two sweater and one cap patterns, in their original form.

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Invisible Threads in Knitting
by Annemore Sundbø

Journey through the Norwegian art of knitting history. Learn about the significance and meaning of various colors, designs, folk beliefs, and symbols through stories, charts, patterns and photos. A fascinating book for anyone interested in culture who likes to knit.

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Everyday Knitting
by Annemor Sundbø

Everyday Knitting is a treasure trove of knitting designs and cultural history. Annemor Sundbø unravels the fascinating history of traditional Norwegian knitting, a story revealed by investigating the 16 tons of discarded knitted items discovered in storage bins at the mill she purchased. Destined to be shredded and recycled as wool mattresses, sleeping bags, and comforters, the "ragpile" reveals a history of "everyday knitting" over the last 100 years.

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Setesdal Sweaters
by Annemor Sundbø

Lusekofta, the popular black and white "lice" pattern sweater from Setesdal in Norway is one of the world's most knitted and varied sweater designs. In this colorful book, author Annemor Sundbø reveals the magic and evolution of the Setesdal sweater through scores of traditional charts and historic photographs, including Husfliden designs made with our Norwegian Rauma yarns. There are no specific sweater patterns, but loads of charts of the various motifs shown in the photographs to easily incorporate in your own designs as well as instructions on decorative embroidery techniques.

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Decorative Crocheting

by Carol Huebscher Rhoades - Korsnäs Knitting

Highlighted in a PieceWork Magazine (Jan-Feb 2004) article by Carol Huebscher Rhoades, Korsnäs knitting is named for a small Swedish-influenced village on the west coast of Finland. Korsnäs knitted sweaters feature rich colorful bands crocheted in red, blue, yellow, orange, green and purple.

This delightful book in English, Finnish and Swedish describes the history of Korsnäs and offers a variety of patterns with inspiring charts which can be used for any number of projects.

Our colorful Rauma yarns are perfect for Korsnäs projects!

 

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Traditional Scandinavian Knitting

Sheila McGregor, an expert on traditional Scandinavian knitting explains the origins, types, techniques in this classic guide now re-printed by Dover Publications in a larger format. Numerous charts, diagrams and black/white photos accompany patterns for sweaters, gloves, mittens, stockings and caps.

 

Strikking I Billedunksten

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Strikking I Billedkunsten / Knitting in Art

by Annemor Sundbø

Strikking i Billedkunsten/Knitting in Art includes detailed guides, pattern charts, and photos for each of the garments but not specific instructions for individual designs…the text is in Norwegian and English. Annemor Sundbo, once again, delves into Scandinavian knitting history and adds her own special touch.

 

Swedish Knitting and Embroidery

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Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

Mary Macgregor

Reproducing the known work of Robert Williamson, charted patterns from the 1930's, divided into categories for use by knitters.

The patterns were found in the Shetland Museum and Archives; both color and black and white charts are included. A mixture of classic fair isle and whimsical designs makes this a great pattern resource.

 

Folk Knitting

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Folk Knitting In Estonia

Take a tour of this remarkable country as Nancy Bush explores its knitting, history, culture, and people. There's a library of Estonian knitting patterns, along with clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions for numerous interesting techniques, and carefully written patterns for 26 historic and contemporary gloves, mittens, and socks typical of Estonian knitting -- including designs made with our Rauma Strikkegarn and Finullgarn.

Handplagg

 

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Handplagg til Bunader og Folkedrakter
(Hand Coverings for National and Folk Costumes)

A spectacular presentation of original Norwegian hand coverings with instructions for making more than 100 inspiring reproductions of mittens, gloves, wrist warmers and half-gloves using knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and beading. Our Rauma and Hifa yarns are featured!

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Scandinavian Christmas Stockings

Mette Handberg

Clever designs and patterns in bright colors abound in this treasury of Christmas stocking patterns inspired by traditional Scandinavian designs. Included are detailed pattern charts, including a complete alphabet for personalizing stockings with family member names, and designs to create a stocking cap, patterned mittens, and whimsical leg warmers accompany the unique stocking designs included within. A double stocking, teddy bear motifs, and inventive closures are just some of the features of these patterns. This book also uses wonderful details such as knit-on braid, multi-color cords.

Best of all, the patterns call for our Rauma Gammeleserie - a classic, lofty Norwegian yarn. Knitters will enjoy creating handmade Christmas decorations that are sure to become treasured family heirlooms.

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55 Christmas Balls To Knit
by Arne & Carlos

Colorful, Festive Ornaments - Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings

Norwegian knitwear design stars Arne and Carlos bring fun-filled holiday crafting to knitters everywhere with their ornamental balls. They are easy to knit, easy to stuff and once you get knitting you won't want to stop. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns each ball is a unique handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantels, centerpieces and window dressings, and make perfect gifts for friends and family. This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with one set of instructions and 55 patterns pick up your needles and start knitting.

Download the reindeer chart shown in the ball on our home page. A classic motif that is not in the book that we think is the best reindeer. And yes, it is our logo!

     

Technique

200 Fair Isle

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200 Fair Isle Motifs - A Knitter's Directory

by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Explore the color-rich world of knitting with 200 Fair Isle Motifs. Enjoy your journey even more with the large color palette of Strikkegarn and Finullgarn!

By using the easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate color changes, and clear photographs of each sample swatch, you'll find yourself creating beautiful Fair Isle designs. Organized by row and stitch count, it's easy to find the perfect motif for a project.

Each swatch is accompanied by a large, detailed photograph of the knitted sample, a color guide to the yarns used, a traditional black and white chart for experienced knitters, and easy-to-read color-accurate chart for the swatch, and color variations.

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Knitting With Two Colors
by Meg Swansen & Amy Detjen

Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen, both master knitters, have been working with color techniques for decades. Knitting with Two Colors not only presents the knowledge they have gathered but also expands on it with a generous amount of original color knitting techniques developed by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Amy Detjen, Joyce Williams, and Cully Swansen.

The book is a two-color knitting workshop for beginner to advanced knitters. You will find extensive instructions for custom sizing and centering patterns, as well as step by step direction to help you design and knit multiple styles of two-color garments. Detailed photos and examples throughout.

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Colorwork For Adventurous Knitters

by Lori Ihnen

Master the Art of Knitting Stripes, Slipstitch, Intarsia, and Stranded Colorwork through Easy Step-by-Step Instruction and Easy Projects

Delve into exciting methods including striping, slipstitch, mosaic, stranded, and intarsia knitting and duplicate stitch and embroidery embellishment. While colorwork is commonly found in knitting projects, each colorwork knitting method requires skills that are difficult for someone to simply grasp on their own without careful guidance, which is just what this volume provides. Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, teaching all that is necessary to master the required knitting skills. Charts, diagrams, and graphs are also provided, and swatch exercises in each section give the reader a chance to try the skills. Sections end with three to five small projects. This volume is an inspiring addition to any knitter's library.

Serious about colorwork? Then you need a Finullgarn and Strikkegarn color card!

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Knitting The Perfect Pair
by Dorothy Ratigan

Secrets to Great Socks

Don't be fooled. This is not simply a sock-pattern book but an offering of options for creating a variety of socks with a perfect fit using time honored techniques for shaping both heels and toes. A broad range of projects including beginner, traditional and the unusual (think sandal socks!) provide the perfect portable projects for today's knitter.

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Knitting Know-How
Dorothy Ratigan & Judith Durant

Techniques, Lessons and Projects for Every Knitter's Library

From picking the right materials to putting the finishing touches on a garment, authors Dorothy T. Ratigan and Judith Durant walk readers through beginning, intermediate and advanced techniques, all with easy-to-understand text and detailed step-by-step photos. Readers will learn not only how to perform a technique, but when and why to use it. Additionally, eight projects are presented in lesson format to teach readers how to put many of the techniques into practice

     
Knitting New Mittens and Gloves

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Knitting New Mittens and Gloves

by Robin Melanson

Exciting designs, new silhouettes -- some featuring Rauma yarns.

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Knitting Africa

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Knitting Out of Africa

Beautiful and historic African carpets, baskets, and other fiber and textile arts inspired Danish designer Marianne Isager to create theses 16 sumptuous and sophisticated handknitted sweaters. The knitting techniques, including entrelac, double knitting, intarsia, domino, and Fair Isle, are used in traditional and contemporary ways. You'll love the intriguing designs that echo regional African textiles. Complete instructions and charts as well beautiful photos are included.

 

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A Garden Stroll
by Lori Ihnen

Evoke the warmth and color of a budding garden with this collection of fresh, feminine designs. From understated embellishments to garments bursting with blooms, these knits will never fall out of fashion. Rich color photographs, comprehesive directions, charts, knitting tips.

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