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Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits

 

ALEKS BYRD

Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits 

 

For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia's Tradition and love for handicraft greatly surpasses its size. Estonia knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each knit tells a story about the knitter and where they live. Aleks Byrd's book Traditions Revisited - Modern Estonian Knits is an introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired. It includes 19 pattern, ranging from mittens to sweaters, the bland seamlessly with modern knitting styes.

 

Aleks Byrd - whose roots are in Estonia, Canada and the USA - isa knitwear designer based in Bath, UK. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world. In her designs, tradition and Aleks' own, graphic style meet. With her book, Aleks wants to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone while at the same time building a bridge between Estonian knitted and the international knitting community.

 

     

  • 216 pages
  • 19 knitting patterns (10 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 dress, 1 vest, 2 shawls, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks, 1 fingerless mitts pattern, 1 mittens pattern
  • All sweaters and cardigans come in 10 sizes and fit a bust circumference from approximately 80cm - 170cm
  • Detailed , illustrated tutorials for 5 traditional Estonian knitting techniques
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback 
  • Language: English  
  • Weight: 1080 g
  • Print only, no digital download code available   

 

 

34,90 €

  • 1,08 kg
  • only limited quantities available
  • 1 - 3 days delivery time1

CONTRASTS

 

CONTRASTS - Textured Knitting

 

The Meiji K-P's patterns are filled with elaborate lace, beautiful cables and carefully finished details - but at the same time are fun to make. As a designer, Meiju debut book, Contrasts - Textured Knitting, contains 22 patterns, including pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats in a soft, delicate and feminine style. They have been designed by Meiju to be functional and fit well. The pullovers and cardigans are mostly knitted top down, making their size easy to adjust. 

 

Meiju lives in Helsinki, Finland with her husband and three sons. Even as a teenager, she never knitted from patterns, preferring to create her own designs. later, knitwear design became a passionate hobby and part-time work.She hopes to spark new ideas of beginners and more experienced knitters.  

     

  • 280 pages
  • 22 knitting patterns (9 sweaters 5 cardigans, 1 poncho, 4 shawls, 3 hats), additional pattern modification given
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English 
  • Printed in Latvia

 

 

Contrasts

39,90 €

  • 1,3 kg
  • sold out

Worsted

 

Worsted - a knitwear collection curated by Aimée Gille 

 

The designers behind the 52 patterns come from all around the world This collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopaedia of shawls, a future classic of decades to come.

 

the knitwear collection features 14 patterns by 10 incredible designers. The designers all have their unique style and speak to many kinds of knitters. Now they come together to form a beautifully cohesive collection. Yu can find garments such as sweets and cardigans and accessories like shawls and hats, with techniques ranging from stripes and stranded colour work to cable sand textures stitch patterns. 

 

Sweaters and cardigans are graded into various sizes, reaching from size 1 (75 cm bust circumference) to at least size 8 (165 cm bust circumference).

 

This book features designs by the following designers: Nadia Crétin-Léchenne, Stephen West, Sylvia Watts-Cherry, Andrea Lowry, Tif Neilan, Says Greene, Norah Gaughan, Maxim Cyr, Nancy Marchant and Thien-Kieu Lam. 

 

 

     

  • 160 pages
  • 14 knitting patterns (5 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 1 poncho, 2 shawls, 2 cowls, 1 beanie) using worsted weight yarn
  • Language: English  
  • Hardback 
  • Weight: 650 g
  • Print only, no digital download code available   

29,90 €

  • 0,7 kg
  • available
  • 1 - 3 days delivery time1

Crochet Crush

Crochet Crush  by Molla Mills

Timeless fashion and modern practicality are the starting points for Molla Mills' Crochet Crush. The 23 crochet pattern include both home decor and accessories, making everyday aesthetics accessible to everyone. The designs have been inspired by the colours of flowers, them odds of past summers as well as Brooklyn's neighbourhoods. 

Croshet's compact and sturdy fabric is best suited for wear-intensive things such as carpets and bags. This book is a collection, so you can combine patterns and vary the colours of your liking. 

Instead o ready-to-buy, Molla encourages her readers to make their own pieces with quality materials and enjoy the slow process. The mind calms down as soon as the first chain loop is crocheted. 

 

Molla Mills (born 1979) is an internationally known Finnish designer who learned how to crochet from her mother as a little girl in Kurikka, Finland. She has studied fashion, marketing and art and has written several crochet books that have been published for instance in Brazil and South Korea. Molla also designs pattern collections for different yarn brands and travels around the world teaching crochet workshops. 

 

  • 224 pages pages
  • 23 crochet patterns 
  • Language: English  
  • Hardback 
  • Weight: 1100 g
  • Print only, no digital download code available   

 

The designers behind the 52 patterns come from all around the world This collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopaedia of shawls, a future classic of decades to come.

36,90 €

  • 1,2 kg
  • available
  • 1 - 3 days delivery time1

52 Weeks Of Shawls

 

52 Weeks of Shawls is a unique look into contemporary shawl knitting. 

 

The designers behind the 52 patterns come from all around the world This collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopaedia of shawls, a future classic of decades to come.

 

The book is a continuation of 52 Weeks of Socks which has been immensely popular around the world. 

 

The publication contains 52 knitting patterns by 50 designers. All patterns ar beautifully photographed, illustrated and presented on 272 pages. 

 

 

     

  •            272 uncoated, high-quality pages
  •            Language: English  
  •            Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
  •            Weight: 1100 g
  •            Print only, no digital download code available   

39,90 €

  • 1,1 kg
  • available
  • 1 - 3 days delivery time1