Author: Maruta Grasmane
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 433 Pages
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5.000000 out of 5 stars

Mittens of Latvia

$29.99 40% off
Retail: $49.99

This gorgeous and inspiring coffee-table book presents 178 samples of mittens, reproduced from the 18th Century originals in Latvian museum collections, their knitting secrets and wearing traditions. This magnificent book tells us the story about Latvian traditional culture through bright and inspiring photos. The book is a perfectly designed trustworthy historical encyclopedia.

This book presents illustrations and technical graphs - along with a photograph - of 178 mittens; however, please note it does not have any instructions for knitting the mittens.
Item No. 33106

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5 out of 5 stars

I have to admit that I never expected to see this book at Knit Picks, but you should totally pick it up. The book is gorgeous with a full size chart of the mittens followed by a full size picture of how the mitten looks like knitted up so you can see how the pattern looks. The book does have enough information in the text to let a total beginner knit a traditional Latvian Mitten, but you should be comfortable with knitting before tackling any of these mittens. That being said, if you are comfortable with mitten construction, then you have enough knowledge to tackle any mitten in this book. The only thing this book doesn't have is tips for handling more than one color of yarn and written out instructions. Other than that, I would recommend this book even if you just want to keep it around to look at the mittens and dream. It is a beautiful book and I can't help but get inspired every time I look at it. I am really, really glad that Knit Picks has decided to invest time and effort into stocking this book.