by Janine Kosel
Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum
This beautiful book is a collection of thirty patterns for handknits from Vesterheim—folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and sweaters—all inspired by traditional knits housed in the museum. With an introduction reflecting on the history of Norwegian-style knitting and the stories behind the handknits that inspired the patterns, the book is at once a practical guide, a repository of cultural history, and a lovely look at one of the rich traditions knit into the American fabric.
The book contains lovely colored photography, black and white patterns graphed out, and a whole lot of great information about our great ancestors!