Knit Like a Latvian: Accessories

Knit Like a Latvian: Accessories : 40 Knitting Patterns for Gloves, Hats, Scarves and Shawls

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Knit yourself stunning Latvian accessories including gloves, hats, scarves and shawls with this collection of colourwork knitting patterns and charts from the author of Knit Like a Latvian: Mittens and Knit Like a Latvian: Socks.

Stranded colourwork knitting never goes out of fashion because the results are so beautiful. This is the third title in our Knit Like a Latvian series which looks at knitting patterns using traditional Latvian colourwork designs. This title features 40 patterns for gloves, hats, wraps and scarves all featuring a distinctive Latvian colour work design element. You can choose from gloves and fingerless mittens with selected colourwork details on the cuffs or an all over stranded colourwork design on a scarf or wrap for maximum impact.

Knitting has always played an important role in traditional Latvian culture: girls are taught to knit at a young age, and some schools still teach knitting as part of the curriculum. It is also traditional for brides to give socks and mittens as a gift to guests on their wedding day. This collection captures the essence of these stunning folk patterns and shows how you can mix these traditional designs with your contemporary wardrobe.

Author Ieva Ozolina has designed a range of accessories featuring traditional Latvian motifs and design elements such as Latvian braids to create this beautiful collection. The wider variety of projects and styles will give this title broad appeal and the accessibility of some of the projects such as the wraps and scarves make them suitable for less experienced knitters while the more detailed patterns for gloves will appeal to more experienced knitters. The size of the smaller projects means they don't use very much yarn and they make very portable projects for when you're on the move.

Knit Like a Latvian Accessories also looks at the stories behind the design motifs which are steeped in folk tradition - for example, if you include the sun motif design in your knitting it is thought that the item will offer extra warmth to the wearer - so you can understand the traditions behind the knitting.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 273 x 10.16mm | 544.31g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1446308685
  • 9781446308684
  • 37,925

Table of contents

Symbols Guide
Tools and Materials
Before You Begin

Mara Gloves
White Flowers Beret
Touch of Pink Fingerless Gloves
Orange Heat Ear Warmer
White & Red Gloves
White & Red Scarf
Blue Dots Fingerless Gloves
Purple Net Hat
Light Decor Fingerless Gloves
Bright Patterns Hat
Bright Patterns Scarf
Rust Gloves
Sea Wave Wrap
Wavy Gloves
Flower Dream Ear Warmer
Black & White Gloves
Black & White Hat
Zigzag Gloves
Snowflakes Ear Warmer
Meadow Wrap
Jumis Sign Gloves
Raspberry Beret
Raspberry Cowl
Mara's Cross Gloves
Silver Net Hat
Morning Star Gloves
Sun Symbol Hat
Autumn Leaves Gloves
Autumn Leaves Hat
Autumn Leaves Scarf
Serpent Gloves
Hop Leaves Ear Warmer
Lilac Fingerless Gloves
Big Ornament Shawl
Pink Rose Fingerless Gloves
Pink Rose Hat
Burgundy Fingerless Gloves
Snowflakes Hat
White Braid Gloves
Chocolate & Berries Wrap

Basic Techniques
Symbols and Abbreviations
Basic Glove Recipes
Special Techniques
About the Author
Thank You
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