Michael Pearson's Traditional Knitting
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Michael Pearson's Traditional Knitting : Aran, Fair Isle and Fisher Ganseys, New & Expanded Edition

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"I think I was lucky in the timing -- I learned to knit just when your book first came out. The other books on the subject seemed to be aimed at people who already knit. . . . and [it] is the only one I read for pleasure, not just for patterns." -- Gordon Reid, www.ganseys.com
"For years knitters have been pining for the return of Michael Pearson's lovely book, Traditional Knitting, complete with historical notes, charts, photos and patterns for Fair Isle, Guernsey, and Aran sweaters. Once again, our wish is granted by dear Dover." -- Meg Swansen, Schoolhouse Press
"A fascinating and well researched book." -- Evening Press
After visiting the remote fishing villages of Scotland and England, Michael Pearson compiled this extensive record of unique patterns. His sources include oral traditions, documents, family albums, and photos. Pearson combines a social history of the villages and the living history of these crafts with detailed patterns and practical instructions for knitters. For this revised and expanded edition, the author has added an extensive selection of new pattern charts and full knitting instructions, making this essential work even more valuable to lovers of traditional knitting.
"Great collection of patterns. So much history. I learned so many interesting things. The pictures were amazing and definitely my favorite part. A history and knitting lesson wrapped up in one book." -- Debbie's Bookcase
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 214 x 279 x 15.24mm | 907.18g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486460533
  • 9780486460536
  • 147,107

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"I think I was lucky in the timing--I learned to knit just when your book first came out. The other books on the subject seemed to be aimed at people who already knit. . . . and [it] is the only one I read for pleasure, not just for patterns." -- Gordon Reid, www.ganseys.com
"For years knitters have been pining for the return of Michael Pearson's lovely book, Traditional Knitting, complete with historical notes, charts, photos and patterns for Fair Isle, Guernsey, and Aran sweaters. Once again, our wish is granted by dear Dover." -- Meg Swansen, Schoolhouse Press
"A fascinating and well researched book." -- Evening Press
After visiting the remote fishing villages of Scotland and England, Michael Pearson compiled this extensive record of unique patterns. His sources include oral traditions, documents, family albums, and photos. Pearson combines a social history of the villages and the living history of these crafts with detailed patterns and practical instructions for knitters. For this revised and expanded edition, the author has added an extensive selection of new pattern charts and full knitting instructions, making this essential work even more valuable to lovers of traditional knitting.
Dover (2015) revised and expanded republication of the edition published by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London, and Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1984.
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About Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson's interest in knitting began with his residence in a Northumberland fishing village, where he talked with locals about their traditional crafts. In addition to running a mail-order company specializing in traditional knitwear, he is a founding member of the Northern Guild of Knitters and co-director of the Northern Wool Cooperative.
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