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In Estonia, knitted gloves, mittens, and socks are traditional symbols, gifts, and dowries. American knitters can finally learn the traditions behind Estonian knitting and the techniques necessary to recreate it. Illustrated step-by-step instructions guide readers through unfamiliar techniques. Detailed instructions for 25 gloves, mittens, and socks plus charts for traditional lace and multicolored patterns are included. A brief history of Estonia itself and a section on the folk culture provide a background to the technical instructions.

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The handknitted footwear of European folk cultures from Scotland to Greece to Estonia was the focus of Folk Socks, Bush''s earlier book. To research her current book, she returned to Estonia to study its history, cultural traditions, and local knitting techniques and patterns. For centuries, the art of knitting played a significant part in the everyday life of Estonia, but as the country becomes more and more Westernized, knitting is in danger of dying out. Bush has done a great service in preserving the story of these traditions and teaching them to a new generation of knitters in the West. She pays particular attention to knitting techniques little known in the West such as the double-start cast-on, knitted-in braids, and the aptly named "Heart of a Blossom" toe finish. With 25 projects, all of them enchanting; highly recommended for large public and academic libraries and textile collections.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Nancy Bush teaches workshops for guilds, shops, and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Northern Europe. She is the author of Folk Socks, Folk Knitting in Estonia, Knitting on the Road, Knitting Vintage Socks, and Knitted Lace of Estonia. Nancy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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B Simmons
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Folk Knitting in Estonia (Folk Knitting series)
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2019
I was disappointed int his book after seeing so many beautiful garments from Estonia
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Leslie P. Layton
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Good for your knitting library
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2017
I love Nancy Bushman. There is a lot of history and very interesting background in this book. Her directions are clear and the patterns beautiful.
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Wayno
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Not your run of the mill book
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2020
It was exactly what my wife wanted. She is an avid knitter and was looking for something unique.
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Doris Moore
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Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2012
The most interesting part of this book is the Estonian technique section. The selection of yarns used in the projects: socks, gloves, & mittens over & over again, is escoteric to say the least. I realize this book is dated & yarns come & go but even when this book was... See more
The most interesting part of this book is the Estonian technique section. The selection of yarns used in the projects: socks, gloves, & mittens over & over again, is escoteric to say the least. I realize this book is dated & yarns come & go but even when this book was current only the Koigo Merino was (& is) widely available. No useful information about the yarns is provided which would enable the knitter to substitute--no wpi, no Yarn Standards. The author mentions the knitting of pullovers including the cast on used but no pullover project or photo or even a description is provided. There are only a couple of dozen of color charts all of which I''ve seen before. If I had had this book in hand before buying, I probably would''ve passed it by.
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Fallon
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I haven''t had the time to spend quietly reading all the wonderful historical information
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2015
Book arrived promptly. I haven''t had the time to spend quietly reading all the wonderful historical information, but I am looking forward to that day. If you like Estonia knitting and history, I think this book would be a great addition to your knit book library.
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Patricia Osborne
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A LOT of information - starting from beginners to charts & written patterns.
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2021
Estonian color work is akin to fair isle patterns .. but less ‘floral’ and more geometric.
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Elsa
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Good crafting inspiration
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2013
I immediately knitted the non-colorwork gloves, and they were wonderful. The pattern directions were clear, and there are lots of suggestions for taking the presented motifs and expanding them for a wider range of uses.
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Annamarie Lubow
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Fabulous Instructions!
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2013
If you''ve ever wanted a nice pair of beautiful mittens this book is the one you want. I adore the socks but the mittens make me swoon. Fabulous instructions and excellent photographs.
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Knitting Nellie
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FINE knitting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2013
Just about all the patterns are worked on 2.25mm needles - this is something you need to be aware of, I think. patterns are very traditional, as you would expect. Author has tried to provide authentic patterns, or stay within the Estonian knitting tradition. Good...See more
Just about all the patterns are worked on 2.25mm needles - this is something you need to be aware of, I think. patterns are very traditional, as you would expect. Author has tried to provide authentic patterns, or stay within the Estonian knitting tradition. Good opportunities to try new techniques are provided, with instruction. Too many mitten patterns for my taste - I would convert these into glove patterns, or reduce their number, to replace them with more sock patterns - or how about a little hat or cap? It really is just socks, mitts and gloves, nothing else.
Just about all the patterns are worked on 2.25mm needles - this is something you need to be aware of, I think.

patterns are very traditional, as you would expect. Author has tried to provide authentic patterns, or stay within the Estonian knitting tradition.

Good opportunities to try new techniques are provided, with instruction.

Too many mitten patterns for my taste - I would convert these into glove patterns, or reduce their number, to replace them with more sock patterns - or how about a little hat or cap?

It really is just socks, mitts and gloves, nothing else.
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saelin
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nice
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2013
this is nice for my bisnes and my good frends for look for patterns my freand love it so muts
this is nice for my bisnes and my good frends for look for patterns my freand love it so muts
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elizabeth tugwood
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A treat to read and to keep
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2012
Most interesting - not only because of the knitting but also because of the cultural insights. It''s a real pleasure to ''dip into'' this book. Lovely illustrations.
Most interesting - not only because of the knitting but also because of the cultural insights. It''s a real pleasure to ''dip into'' this book. Lovely illustrations.
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Reviewed in Germany on January 10, 2008
Gibt es noch mehr Handarbeitsbücher, die so klare Anleitungen, so authentische Muster haben, die eine so warmherzige Schilderung der Kultur enthalten, aus der diese Muster stammen? Vielleicht bin ich voreingenommen, denn meine Familie stammte aus Estland. Dennoch enthielt...See more
Gibt es noch mehr Handarbeitsbücher, die so klare Anleitungen, so authentische Muster haben, die eine so warmherzige Schilderung der Kultur enthalten, aus der diese Muster stammen? Vielleicht bin ich voreingenommen, denn meine Familie stammte aus Estland. Dennoch enthielt der historische und ethnografische Teil eine Menge Fakten, die mir ganz unbekannt waren. Nancy Bush ist eingetaucht in die Kultur des Landes, wie es einem Außenstehenden sonst kaum möglich wäre, sie hat sich mit der Mentalität der Esten vertraut gemacht und dem Buch einen überaus persönlichen Touch gegeben: Jedes Paar Handschuhe oder Socken ist quasi einem Freund, einer Freundin gewidmet. Sehr aufschlussreich sind auch die Erklärungen der Symbole, die seit Jahrhunderten tradiert sind. Im harten Klima nah dem Polarkreis und angesichts der Tatsache, daß die Esten seit Jahrhunderten die arbeitende Bevölkerung waren, die weder am Feuer sitzenbleiben noch die Hände in die Taschen stecken durften, wie kalt es auch sein mochte, waren Handschuhe und Wollsocken eine Lebensnotwendigkeit. Sie für Verwandte anzufertigen, die Angehörigen damit auszustatten, war ein Akt der Liebe und Fürsorge, den wir in unseren milden Wintern nur ahnen können. Es dürfte eine Besonderheit sein, wie das im vorliegenden Buch dargestellt wird.
Gibt es noch mehr Handarbeitsbücher, die so klare Anleitungen, so authentische Muster haben, die eine so warmherzige Schilderung der Kultur enthalten, aus der diese Muster stammen? Vielleicht bin ich voreingenommen, denn meine Familie stammte aus Estland. Dennoch enthielt der historische und ethnografische Teil eine Menge Fakten, die mir ganz unbekannt waren. Nancy Bush ist eingetaucht in die Kultur des Landes, wie es einem Außenstehenden sonst kaum möglich wäre, sie hat sich mit der Mentalität der Esten vertraut gemacht und dem Buch einen überaus persönlichen Touch gegeben: Jedes Paar Handschuhe oder Socken ist quasi einem Freund, einer Freundin gewidmet. Sehr aufschlussreich sind auch die Erklärungen der Symbole, die seit Jahrhunderten tradiert sind. Im harten Klima nah dem Polarkreis und angesichts der Tatsache, daß die Esten seit Jahrhunderten die arbeitende Bevölkerung waren, die weder am Feuer sitzenbleiben noch die Hände in die Taschen stecken durften, wie kalt es auch sein mochte, waren Handschuhe und Wollsocken eine Lebensnotwendigkeit. Sie für Verwandte anzufertigen, die Angehörigen damit auszustatten, war ein Akt der Liebe und Fürsorge, den wir in unseren milden Wintern nur ahnen können. Es dürfte eine Besonderheit sein, wie das im vorliegenden Buch dargestellt wird.
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Excellent source of info.
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Well written and documented.
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