Invisible Threads in Knitting by Annemor Sundbo
A knitting book for anyone interested in culture and anyone who likes to knit. Sundbo uses memories, the language of symbols, folk beliefs, and leftover yarns are the exciting means of traveling into the world of knitting techniques. A charming history of Norwegian knitting and cultural traditions.
Sundbø owned a wool recycling factory in Norway and saved countless mittens, socks, and sweaters from the shredding machine. In this book she ponders the lives of each piece of knitting from its origin (knit lovingly by hand), through the first phase of home recycling (re-fashioning as needed into new garments). She follows socks and sweaters as they begin to unravel and imagines them re-made into mittens, slippers, even underwear.
Includes full color images and black and white patterns. Softcover.