Knitting Traditions, Spring 2013

Knitting Traditions Spring 2013 brings together knitting traditions from around the world and across time. This issue features over 20 knitting patterns with inspiring and informative companion stories that frame the projects in cultural and historical context. Patterns include a vintage pucker-stitch knitted sweater, Orenburg lace scarves, gorgeous gloves and mittens, a miniature silk bag based on one from the 14th century, a sweet sweater and mitts for baby, and more! Plus, you'll find poignant stories about special knitters and a look at knitting schools in Elizabethan England.

Learn about the history of the Jack Frost Yarn Company and its popular, now-vintage knitted pattern books. Enjoy photographs of early Jack Frost pattern booklets and create your own vintage baby cardigan with the Jack Frost Baby Cardigan knitting pattern. Join Galina Khmeleva in an exploration of different types of Russian knitting needles and create your own set with instructions for personalized knitting needles. Try your hand at the challenging Honeycomb lace motif with Galina's knitted scarf pattern. Learn about the history of Waldorf schools and their practice of teaching children to knit in the first grade to improve hand-eye coordination, concentration, and creativity in students. Create your own Waldorf-inspired knitted horse toys to foster creative and imaginative play for a child in your life.

 Editor of PieceWork

PROJECTS






 



Naomi: An Anna Marie Jensen Doily
Ava T. Coleman

   



Jack Frost Baby Cardigan
Heather A. Vaughan

 

 

 

 

Waldorf-Inspired
Toy Horses
  Angela Davis


 

 



An Aran for Füles
Marika Simon

 

Olga’s Learning Socks
Rachel Russ

 

Grandmother’s Finnish Socks
Tuulia Salmela

 

 


Grandfather’s Stockings
Donna Druchunas

 



Nordic Mittens for Baby
Susan Strawn


 

 


Miniature Sion Bag
Chris Laning

 


Ancient Riga Mittens
Barbara S. Plakans






Latvian Usinš and Sun Mittens
Lizbeth Upitis

 

Groenlo Mittens
Bianca Boonstra


Moose at Sundown Gloves Annemor Sundbø


An Aran-Stitch Vest
Anna Zilboorg

 

 


An Orenburg Honeycomb Lace Scarf
Galina A. Khmeleva



 


Summer Flowers Gossamer Scarf
Inna Voltchkova








Remembrance Socks Heatherly Walker




 
DEPARTMENTS AND FEATURES

  Departments/COLUMNS

     • Letter from the editor
     • Abbreviations &        Techniques
     • Sources for Supplies

    ONLINE EXTRAS

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Stories, Projects & Techniques
 

~ VINTAGE
Pucker-Stitch Jumper—Debbie O’Neill
Myrtle-Leaf Scarf—Ava T. Coleman
Interpreting a Vintage Knitted Tie Pattern—Donna Druchunas
A Vintage Knitted—Tie Donna Druchunas
Naomi: An Anna Marie Jensen Doily-—Ava T. Coleman

The Jack Frost Yarn Company and Handknitting in the United States—Heather A. Vaughan
Jack Frost Baby Cardigan-—Heather A. Vaughan
Sasha Dolls—Ann Louise Chandler and Susanna E. Lewis with Anne Votaw
Sweaters for Sasha Dolls—Susanna E. Lewis


~ KNITTING IN THE CLASSROOM
Knitting Schools in Elizabethan England—Lesley O’Connell Edwards
Knitting in the Amanas—Susan Strawn
The Knitting Tradition in Waldorf Education—Angela Davis
Waldorf-Inspired Toy Horses—Angela Davis

~ FAMILY STORIES
The Handwork Heritage of an Escapee—
Marika Simon
An Aran for Füles—Marika Simon
Learning to Knit Socks in Latvia—Rachel Russ
Olga’s Learning Socks—Rachel Russ
Grandmother’s Socks: Traditional Finnish Knitting— Tuulia Salmela

Grandmother’s Finnish Socks—Tuulia Salmela
My Grandfather’s Stockings—Darlene Watson
Grandfather’s Stockings—Donna Druchunas
The Storvik/Johnson Family of Norwegian Knitters
Laurann Gilbertson
Nordic Mittens for Baby—Susan Strawn

~ HISTORICAL CONTEXT
Medieval Masterpieces: The Purses of Sion—Chris Laning
Miniature Sion Bag—Chris Laning
Centuries-Old Mittens from Latvia—Barbara S. Plakans
Ancient Riga Mittens—Barbara S. Plakans
Role of Mittens in Latvian Marriage Rites—Lizbeth Upitis
Latvian Usinš and Sun Mittens—Lizbeth Upitis
Almost Lost: The Pattern for Groenlo Mittens—Bianca Boonstra
Groenlo Mittens—Bianca Boonstra
Universal Language in Norwegian Knitting—Annemor Sundbø
Moose at Sundown Gloves—Annemor Sundbø
An Aran-Stitch Vest—Anna Zilboorg
Knitting Needles from Orenburg—
Galina A. Khmeleva

Make Your Own Orenburg Knitting Needles—Galina A. Khmeleva
An Orenburg Honeycomb Lace Scarf—Galina A. Khmeleva


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