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traditions revisited: modern estonian knits

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For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia’s tradition and love for handicrafts greatly surpass its size.
Estonian knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each knit tells a story about the knitter and where they live.

Aleks Byrd’s book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits is an introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired.

It includes 19 patterns, ranging from mittens to sweaters, that blend seamlessly with modern knitting styles.

Aleks Byrd – whose roots are in Estonia, Canada and the USA – is a knitwear designer based in Bath, UK. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world.

In her designs, tradition and Aleks’ own, graphic style meet. With her book, Aleks wants to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone. At the same time, she builds a bridge between Estonian knitters and the international knitting community.

  • 216 pages
  • 19 knitting patterns (10 sweaters, 1 cardigans, 1 dress, 1 vest, 1 shawls, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks, 1 fingerless mitts pattern, 1 mittens pattern)
  • Detailed, illustrated tutorials for 5 traditional Estonian knitting techniques
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback

    Free Sock Pattern

    If your foot's measured circumference is different than the shoe size indicates, knit the size for the correct circumference of the foot and alter the lengths to fit your needs. Measure at the widest part of the ball of the foot.