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Knitted Kalevala by Jenna Kostet

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Knitted Kalevala

What does knitted folk poetry look like?
How can a sweater be both a garment and a story?

Knitted Kalevala includes 18 knitting patterns – sweaters, cardigans and accessories – inspired by Kalevala. Considered a national epic in Finland, Kalevala contains old poems full of Baltic-Finnic mythology, ancient symbols, mythical creatures and nature. These as well as other Finnish, Scandinavian and Baltic influences can be seen in the decorative colorwork patterns of the designs. They are also a wonderful alternative to the popular Icelandic sweaters.

All of the designs are knitted in one piece and the colorwork only uses two colors at the same time, making them accessible to all levels of knitters. The patterns use a variety of lighter and heavier yarns and include several options for suitable yarns. 

Jenna Kostet is a knitwear designer and a writer known for her historical novels and children’s books. She has studied ethnology and folkloristics.

Book Description

  • 176 pages; Hardback Book
  • 18 knitting patterns (12 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 2 socks, 1 pair of mittens, and 1 hat)
  • Includes both charts and written instructions 
  • Language: English
  • Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.4" x 9.4" X .8"
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Print only - no digital download code available
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          Description

          Knitted Kalevala

          What does knitted folk poetry look like?
          How can a sweater be both a garment and a story?

          Knitted Kalevala includes 18 knitting patterns – sweaters, cardigans and accessories – inspired by Kalevala. Considered a national epic in Finland, Kalevala contains old poems full of Baltic-Finnic mythology, ancient symbols, mythical creatures and nature. These as well as other Finnish, Scandinavian and Baltic influences can be seen in the decorative colorwork patterns of the designs. They are also a wonderful alternative to the popular Icelandic sweaters.

          All of the designs are knitted in one piece and the colorwork only uses two colors at the same time, making them accessible to all levels of knitters. The patterns use a variety of lighter and heavier yarns and include several options for suitable yarns. 

          Jenna Kostet is a knitwear designer and a writer known for her historical novels and children’s books. She has studied ethnology and folkloristics.

          Book Description

          • 176 pages; Hardback Book
          • 18 knitting patterns (12 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 2 socks, 1 pair of mittens, and 1 hat)
          • Includes both charts and written instructions 
          • Language: English
          • Weight: 1.2 pounds
          • Dimensions: 7.4" x 9.4" X .8"
          • Printed in Latvia
          • Print only - no digital download code available

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