Traditions Revisited, Modern Estonian Knits by Aleks Byrd

Traditions Revisited, Modern Estonian Knits by Aleks Byrd

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Another beautiful high-quality publication from Laine. As ever this book delivers the promise of something new and interesting. New techniques based on centuries of honing knitting innovations. Lots of new things to learn, plentiful photos show the beauty of Estonia go alongside very wearable garment and accessory patterns. Put it on your birthday or Christmas List, or even better treat yourself to a book you will love and return to again and again.

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What Laine says about this book:

"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 Byrd – 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.


  • 216 pages

  • 19 knitting patterns (10 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 dress, 1 vest, 1 shawl, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks, 1 fingerless mitts pattern, 1 mitten pattern)

  • Detailed, illustrated tutorials for 5 traditional Estonian knitting techniques

  • Both charts and written instructions provided

  • Hardback

  • Language: English

  • 205 x 270 x 27 mm

  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-09-8

  • Printed in Latvia

  • Print only, no digital download code available."