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    DescriptionHere is the history of knitting around the globe, examining styles, techniques, and particular styles countries and regions--including England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, Japan, Australia, Canada, United States, Peru, Bolivia, and more. Highlighted are 20 profiles of historically significant knitters who are using particular techniques today--plus 20 patterns that exemplify knitting traditions from around the world.


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    Title
    Knitting Around the World
    Subtitle
    A Multistranded History of a Time-honored Tradition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lela Nargi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 283 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760337943
    ISBN 10: 0760337942
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 746.432
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    BISAC V2.8: CRA009000
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    DC22: 746.43/2
    B&T Approval Code: A97602742
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TT820 .N3685 2011
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 746.432
    Thema V1.0: WFBS
    Illustrations note
    200 colour illustrations, 50 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    24 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Stillwater
    Author Information
    Lela Nargi is a knitter, author, and former journalist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her book "Knitting Lessons: Tales from the Knitting Path" documented her own adventures in learning to knit. Lela is also the editor of "Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter's Life," published by Voyageur Press.www.lelanargi.com
    Review quote
    Knitting began in the 12th century in the Arab world but spread quickly. Nargi (Astounding Knits!) takes knitters on an around-the-world tour of traditional knitting. The history is the heart of the book, but there's so much more here, including interviews with well-known knitting experts, descriptions of unique yarns and techniques, and projects focused on each region's styles and traditions. This excellent--and very readable--reference to global knitting traditions belongs on the bookshelf of any knitter interested in the history and development of knitting. - Library Journal XPress
    Back cover copy
    Delve into the history of your favorite pastime with this detailed, lavishly illustrated, and definitive book. "Knitting Around the World" follows the emergence and popularity of knitting around the globe, providing the story behind favorite techniques and styles like Fair Isle, Peruvian Ch'ullas, Swedish Bohus, Norwegian Setesdal, and more. Trace knitting's trail, from its purported origins in the Islamic world up through Spain, into Western Europe and beyond, and, eventually, across the ocean to our own shores. Along with the rich history of the craft, "Knitting Around the World" includes profiles of historically significant knitters and modern knitters who are using traditional techniques today, historical patterns that exemplify knitting styles from around the world, plus more than 250 photographs. "Knitting Around the World" is a book every knitter will treasure for years to come.
    Flap copy
    "Knitting Around the World" presents the history of hand knitting and, in some instances, some of the conflicting opinions about hand knitting history in the various countries where knitting has found a toehold throughout the centuries. It also attempts to follow knitting's trail, from its purported origins in the Islamic world up through Spain, into Western Europe and beyond, and, eventually, across the ocean to our own shores. Mostly, though, it seeks to present the knitting traditions of these places in all their particularities. What makes the knitting of Sweden (or Estonia, or Peru) so distinctly Swedish (or Estonian, or Peruvian)? Herein lie answers--some old, some new, and, hopefully, all inspiring.