Traditions Revisited by Aleks Byrd
Fall in love with intriguing techniques such as roosimine and vikkel! Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits is an introduction to Estonian knitting. It includes 19 patterns that blend seamlessly with today’s knitting styles.
For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia’s tradition and love for handicraft greatly surpasses its size. Estonian knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each knit tells a story about the knitter and where they live.
Aleks Byrd's book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits is an introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired. It includes 19 patterns, ranging from mittens to sweaters, that blend seamlessly with modern knitting styles.
Aleks – whose roots are in Estonia, Canada and the USA – is a knitwear designer based in Bath, UK. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world. In her designs, tradition and Aleks’ own, graphic style meet. With her book, Aleks wants to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone. At the same time, she builds a bridge between Estonian knitters and the international knitting community.
Estonian knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each traditional knit tells a story of the knitter and where they live.
Travel across Estonia and learn techniques such as roosimine, knitted braids, bobbles and twisted stitches. Each knit tells a story about the Estonian craft traditions.
Enjoy the challenge of learning something new and appreciating and discovering its story.