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Flying Geese and Partridge Feet: More Mittens from Up North and Down East Paperback – January, 1986

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Northern Star, Chipman's Block, Shepherd's Plaid, Labrador Diamonds, Fleur-de-Lis, Flying Geese - evocative names for the strikingly beautiful mitten designs craftswoman Robin Hansen has gathered from New England and Atlantic Canada for this new book. Several of the nineteen traditional knitting patterns came from collaborator Janetta Dexter, who has rescued many nearly forgotten Canadian designs over the years. These heirloom handwarmers are special not just because they're attractive but because they're warm. Most are double-knit, with the two colors of yarn making an extra-thick fabric. Double-rolled Mittens are insulated with a strand of wool fleece worked into the stitches, while Shagged Logger's Mittens boast an amazingly dense and windproof pile looped onto the basic mitten. One very unusual design is not knitted at all, but "hooked" - crocheted on a specially shaped tool to give a uniquely smooth, firm texture.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Down East Books (January 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892722142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892722143
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,465,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By p. b. havard on March 30, 2013
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Some of the patterns require intermediate skills to get proper sizes. Background histories on each pattern are very interesting
and well written.
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Keep in mind this book was written a number of years ago, and the author writes loosely. Sort of like a chat at home with her, and I found the mitten pattern I really was looking for to be jumbled and somewhat unclear. I "doctored" it on my own to make it work better. Her gauge was almost impossible given the materials you are working with (for the Double Rolled Mitten pattern at least). I was lucky to have a copy of Ann Budd's " The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns" for my mitten/gauge base and was able to "fix" the pattern to work. Otherwise, it's a nice book, interesting, historical, and pleasant information about her process for each pattern. I'll keep it.
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By Ann S Duke on January 4, 2015
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Excellent book!
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