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Book Title: Knitted Lace of Estonia: Techniques, Patterns, and Traditions|
The author of the book: Nancy Bush
Edition: Interweave Press
Date of issue: December 1st 2008
ISBN 13: 9781596680531
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.89 MB
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My friend, Karen, laughed after she got my first update after I had finally gotten around to adding my knitting library to GoodReads. I'm sure she'll laugh even more the next time I see her, for here is my latest new knitting book which I didn't need, but desperately wanted. I'm so glad I finally have it to leaf through and pour over relishing each beautiful pattern instead of scrolling through on the preview function on Amazon.com and trying to copy the charts on graph paper. Having the book is ever so much better.
I have loved lace knitting since the first headband and bookmark I knitted a few years ago. I graduated to purses, cowls, and scarves, and now I'm ready to dive attempt shawls. I had seen Nancy Bush's patterns on the Interweave Press website and Ravelry, and decided that rather than downloading just one or two of her patterns that I'd drooled over, it made more sense to just buy the book rather than wait for my small town library to get it through inter-library loan.
This is not just a beautiful pattern book, it is also a history of Estonian knitting and the generations of women who honed the craft. Estonia, is located along the Baltic coast and neighbors Latvia to the south, Russia to the east, and Finland to the north (across the Finnish Sea). The author, Nancy Bush, first brought home from Haapsalu, a resort town on the west coast of Estonia, exquisite lace articles as gifts rater than as research. Subsequently she learned "knee-to-knee" from Estonian knitters.
The book included fourteen projects as well as an Estonian Lace Stitch Dictionary to supplement the lace patterns in the projects. Many of these patterns are not in the first two Barbara Walker stitch dictionaries, and that in itself is saying something!
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