The need for warm, useful clothing was the foremost factor influencing the utilization of the technique of two-end knitting in Sweden, but the desire for beautiful and interesting clothing was also strong.
The Estonian word “nupp” has become part of the international knitting language. Nancy Bush tells us more about this iconic feature of Estonian knitting.
Nancy Bush designed a special knit for a very special occasion—wedding gloves.
Knitted socks make the perfect little project for learning a new-to-you knitting technique! Have you tried knitting Estonian nupps?
These gloves were inspired by a pair with similar patterning in the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. Coordinating the colored pattern with the glove shaping makes this a challenging project.
Anu Raud's animals each have a unique personality and were designed to teach children about Estonian culture and traditions.
Nancy Bush’s circular capelet is a different shape from a traditional knitted-lace shawl or scarf from Haapsalu, but this modern interpretation still includes the iconic nupps.
Deciphering the language of Estonian-lace knitting, Nancy Bush explains the subtle, and not so subtle, differences between "rebellious" and true Haapsalu shawls.
These offering mitts, also known as “mitts with tongues,” “church mitts,” or “stubby mitts,” were a traditional hand covering in rural Norway. They are a variation of the fingerless gloves or mitts that are popular today.
These party socks were inspired by a number of historic socks Nancy Bush has been fortunate to see in various museums over the last ten years.