September 20, 2012
When I say "Icelandic knitting," most people think of the colorful yoke-patterned sweaters called Lopapeysa. But since the 17th century, the knitters of Iceland have been doing something else with their needles: making charming knitted inserts for their shoes.
Long since forgotten, these inserts had various motifs and patterns that Hélène Magnússon has unearthed and reinterpreted in her book, Icelandic Knitting: Using Rose Patterns, which we revisit this week.
Next week I'll tell you all about my Iceland adventures. In the meantime, I'll be posting plenty of pictures on Twitter, so follow along.
This weekend in Maine
In the Forums: Happy hoodies?
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On the Cover
On the road to Reykjavik, with Ragga's mini Lopapeysa dangling from the rear-view mirror
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