Icelandic Mittens

Icelandic Mittens

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Icelandic Mittens by Guðrún Hannele Henttinen

Gorgeous contemporary reconstructions and reinterpretations of the rich knitting traditions of Iceland.

The Textile Museum in Blönduós in northern Iceland houses a unique and fascinating collection of handknit Icelandic mittens, dating back centuries. Now, Guðrun Hannele Hentinnen, an expert with a degree in textile studies—and the owner of a yarn shop located in Reykjavík—has reconstructed patterns and charts based on those historical examples, and breathed new life into a stunning selection of mittens and gloves for the modern knitter.

This book contains patterns for beautiful, warm, wearable mittens and gloves in a variety of colors and style and is a master class in multi-color stranded knitting and in a wide range of stitches and techniques. Step-by-step instructions aid novice and veteran mitten-knitters alike!