First Frost: Cozy Folk Knitting celebrates all that is wonderful about decorative folk knitting!
Cozy up with your yarn and knitting needles as Lucinda Guy guides you through a variety of heritage knitting traditions with charming knits for the whole family. This book is celebration of that time of year when the nights are longer and colder and dawn brings a bright and frosty morning! Warm your heart and home with knitted garments and accessories that bring a modern flare to Nordic, Baltic and Scandinavian knitting styles.
As you work your way through the patterns in this book, you'll love learning these ancient folk techniques. You'll discover how to add various embellishments like a knotted decorative cast-on or a tassel to simple garments such as a pair of knitted socks! You will also learn how to add colorful textural details to mittens, gloves, and hats.
Lucinda also shows you other techniques including twisted, traveling, braided and twined stitches, as well as traditional colorwork, motifs, and embroidery. It’s a wealth of traditional knitting techniques all in one place. The projects range from knitted accessories to shawls, mittens, socks, and hats. You will also find projects perfect for all members of the family with items for women, men and children and even your home!