Knitting Traditions Fall 2014

The new issue of Interweave Knitting Traditions just arrived, and it isn’t even up on Ravelry yet! 

In PieceWork’s ninth edition of Knitting Traditions, they explore the practical and creative evolution of knitting. Beginning with a visit to the Orkney Islands, they learn how gansey and lace stitch designs evolved there both through everyday life and because of its particular geography. 

Then they sail to The Netherlands where, through the colorful lives of sherfolk, ganseys and their stitch patterns developed into a rich Dutch tradition full of its own symbolism and history. And there are other sorts of adaptions in this issue. 

A few of the projects included in this issue:

  • Jess’s Cushion by Elizabeth Lovick
  • Skolt Sámi Mittens by Laura Ricketts
  • Red Mittens from Sveg, Sweden: Tracing Their Story by Ingela Fredell
  • Swedish Jämtland Mittens by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
  • Islamic-Patterned Shoulder Bag in Indigo and White by Chris Laning
  • Persian Slippers by Donna Druchunas
  • Fritillary Mittens by Heatherly Walker
  • Wellington Boot Liners by Laurie Sundstrom
  • Classic Gossamer Triangular Shawl by Inna Voltchkova
  • Evening Stockings for a Young Lady by Nancy Bush
  • Snow flake Lace—An Elements-of-Orenburg Scarf byInna Voltchkova
  • Fire and Rose Shawl by Galina A. Khmeleva
In this issue, discover your own knitting connections through the people and their land, the culture, the history, and best of all, the beautiful knitwear!