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Knitting Around the World (Threads On) Paperback – July 15, 1993

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Over the years, Threads magazine writers have explored hand-knitting techniques from many countries, describing now-endangered folk traditions. As a companion to Hand-Knitting Techniques from "Threads" Magazine (Taunton, 1991), this volume brings together some of those articles, covering such diverse traditions as Catalan knit-lace, Swedish Tvaandsstickning (double-ended knitting), Japanese "knit paintings," and the gorgeous Bohus knitting--a technique that appears as a riot of color but actually never uses more than two colors in any one row of knitting. However, this collection is not only a historical treatment of ethnic knitting but also a step-by-step guide, offering encouragement for today's knitters to expand their horizons by experimenting with techniques from around the world. Superb photographs combine with authoritative text and a fetching layout to create a book that is recommended for any library with knitting or folk craft collections.
- Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Located in Newtown, Connecticut, THREADS is the leading source for garment sewing. Designed to help sewers of all skill levels, the pages of Threads provide the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com

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Product Details

  • Series: Threads On
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press; First Edition edition (July 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561580260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561580262
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,470,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Liat2768 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 29, 2007
Format: Paperback
If you're dismayed by the prices for some of Starmore's famous knitting books (Aran Knitting, etc) then this book is a marvellous taste of the work by the Knitting Guru. The book is a compilation of articles from Threads Magazine and 4 of the longer articles are by Alice Starmore! The Articles (for those of you who'd like to know) are:

Aran Knitting BY ALICE STARMORE

Shetland Lace by Alice Korach

Exploring a Knitted pattern by Margaret Bruzelius

colorful tvaandsstickning by Linda Sokalski

Fair Isle Knitting BY ALICE STARMORE

Argyles without Seams by Susann Thompson

Methods for Multicolored knitting by Maggie Righetti

Knit Paintings by Yoshimi Kihara

Swedish Two strand Knitting by Linda Sokalski

Unraveling the Myths of Shetland Lace BY ALICE STARMORE

Socks Socks Socks by Peg Richard

Catalan Knit Lace by Montse Stanley

Knitting in the North Atlantic by Madelynn Fatelewitz

Make a Wooly Warm Coat by Meg Swansen

Designing a Wheel Pattern Fair Isle Tammy BY ALICE STARMORE

Knitting Traditions by Beth Brown-Riensel

I adore this book and love the fact that it has complete patterns and explanations of so many different types of knitting and still costs a fraction of what other books do.
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I really enjoyed this book. it can be read for knowledge or to learn how to do the techniques. The history of the different styles is given as well as the how-tos from fair isle to tvaandsstickning(that's how it is really spelled) to shetland lace. It is a great into to different ways to knit. I would recomend it to anyone who wants to expand their base of knowledge(sorry if I sound like a teacher).
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If you like traditional knitting, like shetland lace, fair isle, aran, etc. this is a great little book. It consists of a collection of articles that were previously published in various issues of Threads magazine in the 80s. Each article stands along; they include background and context, beautiful pictures, some instructions and a pattern or two, which is quite a lot of fit in an article. It assumes you have basic and sometimes advanced skills already, it's not designed for newbies. I find it more a source of inspiration rather than a practical guide to learning to knit some particular technique.
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This is a reprint of knitting article from early ('80s and '90s) issues of Threads magazine. The articles are on interesting topics, and several of them were written by people who have become recognized since as knitting experts. However, I think these articles must have been written early in some of the writers' careers - some of the information presented is either not quite correct or is not presented in the clearest way. Although drawings and instructions are included, it would be very difficult to follow the explanations well enough to try out actual techniques or knit actual garments. Now that we are well into the internet era, we expect better and clearer knitting information and instructions. This compilation is a curiosity more than anything else.
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