Knit Like a Latvian: 40 Knitting Patterns for Gloves, Hats, Scarves and Shawls
Authors: Ieva Ozolina
Knit yourself stunning Latvian accessories including gloves, hats, scarves and shawls with this collection of colorwork knitting patterns and charts from the author of Knit Like a Latvian: Mittens and Knit Like a Latvian: Socks.
Stranded colorwork knitting never goes out of fashion because the results are so beautiful. This is the third title in our Knit Like a Latvian series which looks at knitting patterns using traditional Latvian colorwork designs. This title features 40 patterns for gloves, hats, wraps and scarves all featuring a distinctive Latvian colour work design element. You can choose from gloves and fingerless mittens with selected colorwork details on the cuffs or an all over stranded colourwork design on a scarf or wrap for maximum impact.
Knitting has always played an important role in traditional Latvian culture: girls are taught to knit at a young age, and some schools still teach knitting as part of the curriculum. It is also traditional for brides to give socks and mittens as a gift to guests on their wedding day. This collection captures the essence of these stunning folk patterns and shows how you can mix these traditional designs with your contemporary wardrobe.
Author Ieva Ozolina has designed a range of accessories featuring traditional Latvian motifs and design elements such as Latvian braids to create this beautiful collection. The wider variety of projects and styles will give this title broad appeal and the accessibility of some of the projects such as the wraps and scarves make them suitable for less experienced knitters while the more detailed patterns for gloves will appeal to more experienced knitters. The size of the smaller projects means they don't use very much yarn and they make very portable projects for when you're on the move.
Knit Like a Latvian Accessories also looks at the stories behind the design motifs which are steeped in folk tradition - for example, if you include the sun motif design in your knitting it is thought that the item will offer extra warmth to the wearer - so you can understand the traditions behind the knitting.
Ieva Ozolina is the founder and creator of the Hobbywool company and wool concept store and the “Knit Like a Latvian” kits. Ieva started knitting when she was 14 and has been passionate about knitting ever since. In 2009 she started her own knitting & yarn company called “Hobbywool”. Ieva has taken her “Knit Like a Latvian” knitting kits to over 30 international fairs & exhibitions to spread her love for Latvian mittens all over the world. She lives in Riga, Latvia and runs her yarn shop in the Old Town of Riga together with her husband Maris.
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: David & Charles (October 12, 2021)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1446308685
- ISBN-13: 9781446308684
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.7 inches