Knitted Kalevala – Jenna Kostet

37,90

Knitted Kalevala – Jenna Kostet

37,90

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

Knitted Kalevala by Jenna Kostet 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 colours 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.

Print only, digital download code for charts only.

 

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Author(s)

Jenna Kostet

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Laine Publishing

Knitted Kalevala – Jenna Kostet is published by Laine publishing.

Jenna Kostet (@ihtiriekkoknits) is a writer and a knitwear designer known for enchanting patterns, such as the Suolaulu Sweater which has been made by thousands of knitters around the world. She has studied ethnology and folkloristics and has published numerous historical novels and children’s books in Finland. In her knitwear designs, Jenna places importance on the stories, the continuation of traditions and the joy of creativity.

Observing the great popularity of Icelandic knitwear, I felt sorry for Finnish wool and wool producers. I thought that if the rest of the world knew how to draw inspiration from local myths, traditions and mental landscapes, why shouldn’t Finland?

JENNA KOSTET

Besides Knitted Kalevala – Jenna Kostet, we carry more books from Laine Publishing here.

Het boek Knitted Kalevala is uitgegeven door Laine Publishing, en de opvolger in een reeks van succesvolle publicaties, zoals het immens bekende boek ‘52 Weeks of Socks’, ‘52 Weeks of Shawls’. Het boek bevat inspirerende en prachtige breipatronen, ontworpen door Jenna Kostes, een schrijver en knitwear designers uit Finland. Zij heeft in Finland meerdere historische romans en kinderboeken uitgegeven. In haar knitwear design, legt Jenna de nadruk op de verhalen, het voortzetten van tradities en het plezier in iets creëren.
Alles is gefotografeerd in de prachtige stijl die je kent van het Laine Magazine, is dit een prachtig boek vol met betoverende en tijdloze ontwerpen.

Het boek is alleen in het Engels en Fins verkrijgbaar.

 

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Author(s)

Jenna Kostet

Publisher

Laine Publishing