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Knitting Hats & Mittens from Around the World: 34 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques Hardcover – September 10, 2012

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From the Back Cover

Here are 34 hat, mitten, and glove projects with designs, techniques, and patterns from around the globe. The patterns come from Scandinavia, Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, China, Peru, and the United States.
 
The projects are designed by Lily M. Chin, Hélène Magnússon, Donna Druchunas, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Anne Carroll Gilmour, Lizbeth Upitis, Sigrid Arnott, and more. Browse through these pages, then pick up your yarn and needles, cast on, and celebrate the accomplishments of knitters from around the world.

About the Author

Kari Cornell is a book editor by day and an avid knitter by night. She is the editor of several collections of knitting stories and patterns, including For the Love of Knitting, Modern Knits, Vintage Style, Knitting Socks from Around the World, and Knitting Scarves from Around the World.
 
Sue Flanders has been designing knitwear for more than twenty years. Her patterns have appeared in many publications including Interweave Knits, Knitter’s magazine, Cast-On, and two books by Melanie Falick, Knitting in America and Kids Knits. She lives in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota.
 
Janine Kosel is an accomplished knitter who has studied under greats like Alice Starmore, Meg Swansen, and Candice Eisner Strict. Janine works at Three Kitten’s Yarn Shop in St. Paul and teaches knitting and tatting workshops at many Twin Cities area knitting and needlework shops.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First edition (September 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076034065X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760340653
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Line on September 1, 2012
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I just received this book and i really like what i've seen this far! There is a lot of REALLY nice mittens and hats patterns from all around the world.

I love to knit mittens! And i have a lot of experience.
I don't think it a good mitten book for beginners, because Its not any how-to guide, there is just a lot of patters which is exactly what I was looking for.

I've would recommend this book for those of you who love mittens and are looking for new inspiration and new patterns. Some of this designs are really pretty and modern, and I can't wait to get started on a new project!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shirley on October 3, 2012
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The designers included are: Sigrid Arnott, Dawn Brocco, Elinor Brown, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Lily M Chin, Donna Druchunas, Anne Caroll Gilmour, Jennifer Hansen, Janel Laidman, Elanor Lynn, Helene Magnusson, Heather Ordover, and Lizbeth Upitis.

The book is filled with excellent photographs, including closeups, and most feature a product or item associated with the particular region. (An exception to this is the wooden shipping crate clearly stenciled with Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pictured with hat and gloves from the Aran Islands, which I find curious, although there is, no doubt, an excellent reason for this choice!)

While there are only four actual glove patterns, the fingerless gloves and some of the mittens are ideal candidates for converting to gloves. The hats are mostly in the beanie/cloche style, although there are also berets, and a wonderful British driving cap with coordinating knucks.

To quote Donna Druchunas: "Whether you are looking for an easy project or something more challenging, you'll find patterns in this collection that you'll love to knit and wear."

I've already found some likely candidates!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 22, 2014
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There are 34 hat and mitten patterns in this book, organized by region--Scandinavia, Europe (including Greece, Britain, The Baltic, The Far East and the Americas (South and North.) Most of the patterns are colorwork; there are some texture or cable stitched patterns as well. If you like colorful hats of all shapes (earflaps, berets, toques, caps with brims) then you're going to like this book. At the cost of knitting patterns today, running an average of about five bucks per pattern, the book is actually a bargain if you like a majority of the patterns. Even if you don't like the colorwork, the shapes can be useful and you can often use them to substitute your own color charts.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Burger on February 19, 2013
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This book is just full of beautiful and inspiring projects, and clear instructions on the techniques needed to make them. I knit a lot of mittens, and this year am hoping to work my way straight through the offerings here. Pages are nicely laid out, plenty of white space, clean font, clear photos and diagrams. I'm very glad I bought this.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By barbara Erlandosn on August 1, 2013
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I almost never buy knitting accessory books ... although i do buy lots of knitting books. The cover design pulled me in to "look inside" and found that there were so many beautiful hats and mitten/glove combinations that I had to own the book. I typically have a skein or two left over when I complete sweaters .. the patterns in this book will provide a great use for these stray bits. I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anke on December 18, 2013
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This book has a very detailed section in the beginning with instruction on colorwork, stitches used and correcting mistakes. There are some beautiful patterns in the book! I plan on knitting the mittens on the cover after the holidays!

I have been looking a countless 'colorwork' books and settled on this one... the patterns are well documented and there are a lot of pictures. ...it is really a beautiful book, nice paper and binding!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Berg on October 25, 2013
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This knitting book has some wonderful patterns and lovely photographs. I made the feather-and-fan beret and matching fingerless gloves for my teenage daughter. She wears the beret constantly and gets many compliments on it. The gloves turned out to be too large for her (she is petite) so perhaps we will give them away. At any rate, the directions are very clear, patterns are well-written, and the background material is interesting to read. I certainly do recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By caledonia on December 28, 2013
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If you are a knittiing enthusiast you will find this book both interesting and challenging. If you are tired of the same old basic patterns you will find a fun project here.
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