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Schoolhouse Press

Latvian Mittens: Traditional Designs & Techniques

BY Lizbeth Uptis

 

Schoolhouse Press

Latvian Mittens: Traditional Designs & Techniques

BY Lizbeth Uptis

Description
Lizbeth Upitis is truly a master knitter, and her book of extraordinarily beautiful traditional Latvian mittens is a knitter's paradise! With color photographs of 92 mittens and 125 charts, Upitis includes instructions for five specific mittens. Her detailed technical instructions and drawings show how to create the esoteric fringe-cast-on, scalloped cuffs, Latvian braid, and other techniques that are specific to these classic designs. The significance of mittens in the Latvian culture is profound, and the historical details of the importance of mittens in marriage rites, plus the knitting songs (daina) provided by the author, are both fascinating and touching.
$25.00