This beautiful knitted bag is full of learning opportunities. It is patterned in a "Fair Isle" manner, though it is knitted flat to give the knitter experience in a variety of techniques. (If you'd rather, circular directions are also included.) Clear explanations, charts, and numerous photographs illustrate the many techniques:
The Norwegian Purl
Working with two yarns in the left hand
Knitting with two colors on the right and wrong sides
Purling with two colors on the right and wrong sides
Corrugated Ribbing on the right and wrong sides
Optional directions for knitting in the round
28 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in two-color St st
on larger ndls.
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Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.