For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia’s tradition and love for handicrafts greatly surpass its size. Estonian knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each knit tells a story about the knitter and where they live.
For years Aleks Byrd has been diving into the Estonian knitting culture, immersing herself in her heritage to learn specific techniques. She has spent hours and hours studying traditional craft books and sitting with Estonia’s master knitters to ask questions.
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.