Knitting Around the World by Lela Nargi

Knitting Around the World by Lela Nargi

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Delve into the history of your favourite pastime with this detailed, lavishly illustrated, and definitive book. Knitting Around the World follows the emergence and popularity of knitting around the globe, providing the story behind favourite techniques and styles such as Fair Isle, Peruvian Ch'ullas, Swedish Bohus, Norwegian Setesdal, and more. Trace knitting's trail, from its purported origins in the Islamic world up through Spain, into Western Europe and beyond, and eventually, across the ocean to our own shores.

Along with the rich history of the craft, Knitting Around the World includes profiles of historically significant knitters and modern knitters who are using traditional techniques today, historical patterns that exemplify knitting styles from around the world, plus more than 250 photographs. Knitting Around the World is a book every knitter will treasure for years to come.