Interweave Press 2000
Shawls to knit from cultures around the world with folklore and tales
from each country.
$21.95 (plus shipping)
Review from Library Journal
Folk Shawls... features designs for 25 beautiful shawls derived from folk
traditions around the world, including Ireland, Scotland, Japan, the Faroe
Islands, Iceland, Victorian England, Russia, Mexico, South America, Norway,
the Himalayas, Spain, Native America, and the American heartland. Oberle
introduces each shawl with a brief description of its cultural background,
and her instructions include a full-color photo of the shawl, a materials
list, and both written and charted instructions. This outstanding contribution
to the literature of knitting is generally recommended for public libraries
and textile collections.
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20 designs from Classic to Contemporary
Interweave Press 2008
Review from Library
another diverse array of knitted garments influenced by international
folk traditions. While most of the patterns require intermediate knowledge
of shaping and construction, ambitious beginner knitters will find Oberles
directions instructive and easy to follow. Simplicity of design and construction,
intelligent instructions, and
end products that are attractive, wearable, and timeless rather than trendy
recommend this book for all collections.
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Interweave Press 2002 ( ebook 2012)
Vests to knit inspired by cultures around the world with folklore and
tales from each country.
Out of Print
Review from Library
Vests have long been a favorite garment of knitters because they are fun
to make, comfortable to wear, and easier to knit than garments with sleeves
that must be carefully fitted to the wearer..... This book, like ....
Folk Shawls, is a compilation of patterns based on the folk wear traditions
of Europe (Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and England),
Asia (Nepal, Japan, and China), Africa, and the Americas. The 25 vest
patterns each include background information about textile traditions
of the country or region, a full-page photo of the garment, a materials
list, and complete instructions. Avid knitters will have difficulty deciding
which of these elegant vests to knit first: the beautiful Sari Silk Vest
from Nepal, the "Many Buttoned Vest" in the German tradition,
or the African-inspired Kasai Vest with its wealth of Fair Isle motifs.
Warmly recommended for textile collections and public libraries.
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