Nancy Bush Knitted Lace of Estonia

ISBN 13: 9781596680531

Knitted Lace of Estonia

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9781596680531: Knitted Lace of Estonia

Combining some of the oldest knitted artifacts in Northern Europe with authentic tips and expert advice, this distinctive guidebook demonstrates a wide range of knitting knowledge. Featuring 14 heirloom-quality projects, this savvy reference includes traditional lace-knitting techniques such as the starburst, twig, peacock, and lily of the valley patterns. Modern variations on classic methods and adding lace edges are also explored, and photographs from several Estonian museums beautifully illustrate various completed designs. With accessible graphed and written instructions, the projects include Estonian-style shawls, stoles, and scarves.

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About the Author:

Nancy Bush is a contributor to PieceWork magazine and owner of The Wooly West, a mail-order and online yarn business. She has worked as a freelance designer and consultant to several yarn companies and as a contributing editor to Knitter's Magazine. Her designs and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Threads, and Vogue Knitting. She teaches workshops for guilds and shops and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, and Estonia. She is the author of Folk Knitting in Estonia, Folk Socks, Knitting on the Road, and Knitting Vintage Socks. She lives in Salt Lake City.


"If you love fine lace, you certainly will enjoy this new book. The history and patterns are wonderful."  —Knitting News

"For knitters who love lace, Nancy Bush, really skinny yarns and/or eastern Europe."  —knotions online magazine

"How can you not love a book like this? It's got everything. History. Beautiful patterns. Great stitches. Lovely pictures. Good writing."  —

"Everything you need to know to create an authentic lace shawl is included, from knitting a center to knitting a frame; how to connect the two; special techniques for cast-on, bind-off, joining, and more."  —

"A beautiful book for any knitter . . . and if you are already a lace lover you definitely need to have this book in your collection." — Guide to Knitting

"The range of beautiful projects will be attractive to knitters of all skill levels. Nancy's clear step-by-step instructions and tips make the seemingly daunting intricate lace patterns easily understood."  —Knit 'N Style

"A true treasure of a book. Not only is the writing and knitting within it beautiful and inspirational, but this book is clearly a labour of love and commitment."  —YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More

"The knitting world once again has an 'instant' enduring classic; one that will give hours of pleasure for years to come."  —Knit Together, the quarterly publication of the Canadian Guild of Knitters

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