Knitting Sweaters from Around the World

Knitting Sweaters from Around the World by Kari Cornell

18 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques

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Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342657
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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Here are the best sweaters in the world—literally! Eighteen fabulous sweater designs by well-known designers teach you how to make the world’s classic sweater styles, including Fair Isle, Fisherman’s Gansey, Swedish Bohus, Icelandic Lopi Yoke Sweater, and more. Along the way, knitters will learn about traditional patterns and unique knitting techniques from around the globe. Included are sweaters from the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Americas. The introduction details the history of sweater knitting while each sweater pattern begins with a history of the techniques and patterns the design employs.

Editor Kari Cornell has been knitting and collecting vintage patterns for years. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons, and a beagle.


Jennifer Simonson is a photographer in Minneapolis, MN. Her photographs have appeared in Sew Retro, published by Voyageur Press, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780760342657
Illustrations: 82 color & 1 b-w photos & 97 diagrams
Size: 8.75 in x 10.25 in x 0.5 in / 222.25 mm x 260.35 mm x 12.7 mm

Introduction by Donna Druchunas
Sweaters of Scandinavia
Finnish Sweater: Päivätär
Icelandic Yoke Cardigan
Icelandic Fimmvörðuháls Sweater
Swedish Ullared Pullover
Norwegian Rein and Snow Sweater 
Sweaters of Europe
Estonian Kihnu TroiSweater
Bavarian Cropped Lattice Cardigan
Bulgarian Roses Intarsia Cardigan
Sweaters of the United Kingdom & Ireland
St. Olaf Men’s Fair Isle Sweater
Levenwick Fair Isle Jacket
Kinloch Aran Pullover
Eriskay Gansey
Sweaters of the East
Turkish Delight Sweater
Russian Peasant Blouse
Men’s Kimono
Sweaters of the West
Cowichan-Inspired Swallows & Ivy Wrap Cardigan
Andean Condor Hoodie with Handwarmers
Northwest Forget Me Not Pullover
Yarn Weight System
Yarn Sources
About the Designers