Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters

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Nomad Press, Oct 7, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 312 pages
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A clear and comprehensive guide to ethnic and traditional knitting skills, this book presents fifteen timeless sweater shapes in the order of their historic development and then provides a world tour of techniques for embellishing with texture and color. Instead of specific patterns and prescribed designs, it offers a way of thinking about knitting that empowers the reader to design unique garments based on centuries of knitting know-how.

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Review: Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

simple ways to construct patterns, old knitting techniques Read full review

Review: Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Really interesting stuff! There are designs/shapes of sweaters from all sorts of historical periods, along with "plans" - not really patterns per se - for making some yourself. I had been planning to ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Deborah Robson is co-author of "The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook" and "Knitting in the Old Way." She is a former editor of both "Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot" and "Spin-Off" magazine, and she is currently the editor and publisher of Nomad Press, which publishes books on traditional and ethnic knitting and spinning. Robson is also an artist, working in textiles, printmaking, and oils. She lives in Colorado with her daughter.

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