From Library Journal
The Komi Republic is situated some 600 miles northeast of Moscow, though the Komi language is more related to Finnish and Estonian than to Russian. This book is not a scholarly exploration of Komi knitting traditions but rather a guide to 36 mitten patterns employing the simple geometric designs used by the Komi in their knitting. Most are two-color patterns with ribbed cuff, thumb gusset, and a tapered top. Easy-to-read black-and-white charts and clearly written instructions featuring full-color hand-sized photos of each mitten make this a good beginning mitten book. Patterns call for fingering and sport-weight yarn, though Schurch provides enough information (yarn yardage and weight) to make substitution easy. Highly recommended for public libraries and textile collections where demand warrants.
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