Traditional Dutch Ganseys For Children: Over 40 Sweaters To Knit From 30 Fishing Villages

July 21, 2020|
Traditional Dutch Ganseys For Children: Over 40 Sweaters To Knit From 30 Fishing Villages by Stella Ruhe
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Over 40 adaptable sweaters to knit for your littles ones, based on the classic, minimal and quietly stunning jumpers of Dutch fishermen.

Based on the original designs shared by families and discovered in archives, Stella has created recreations of these historically important garments for our contemporary life that ooze classic style with modern minimalism. With these designs, you are offered not only a chance to pay homage to the women who lovingly knitted the jumpers and to share in a beautiful Dutch tradition, but also give something for your child to treasure for years to come.

The sizes of the ganseys run from 2- to 14-years old, but can easily be adjusted to any child''s size by following Stella''s straightforward measuring instructions in her chapter on knitting know-how. With a wealth of fascinating background information and historical photos of the original designs alongside every design, this is a unique and inspiring book for the ambitious knitter looking for unique, classic knitwear, and a brilliant read for anyone interested in craft, culture and heritage.

Between approximately 1875 and 1950, Dutch fishermen wore sweaters with characteristic knit and purl stitch patterns, sometimes cable. These jerseys, known as ganseys, became an intrinsic part of the identity of the Dutchmen who wore them. Many of the children in these fishing families wore ganseys too, and numerous photos have been discovered in recent years of schoolchildren dressed in the knitwear seen on their fishermen fathers.

Now, based on her popular Dutch Traditional Ganseys (2013) and More Traditional Dutch Ganseys (2017), Stella Ruhe returns with over 40 sweaters to knit from 30 different Dutch villages - this time, for your little ones to wear and ramble in.
Stella Ruhe taught visual arts in the AVO, is a publisher/editor at the publishing house Cantecleer (known for the series Textielvaardig and countless books specialising in textiles) and is faculty supervisor and co-developer of learning content and teaching methodology in the department of visual arts at a number of national education...
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Title:Traditional Dutch Ganseys For Children: Over 40 Sweaters To Knit From 30 Fishing VillagesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 11.29 X 8.15 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 11.29 X 8.15 X 0.68 inPublished:21 juillet 2020Publisher:Search PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1782217525

ISBN - 13:9781782217527

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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