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Favorite Mittens: Best Traditional Mitten Patterns from Fox & Geese & Fences and Flying Geese & Partridge Feet
Robin Hansen can justifiably claim to be the person who started the groundswell of interest in "roots" knitting patterns for mittens. When her little pattern book with the folksy cover and the catchy title was published by Down East a generation ago, it was an instant success, and nary a knitter above the age of thirty has not heard of Fox & Geese & Fences: A Collection of Traditional Maine Mittens. That knitting phenomenon was followed by a second, equally inspiring collection: Flying Geese & Partridge Feet: More Mittens from Up North & Down East. Together, these books sold more than 48,000 copies, and once they went out of print, used copies became difficult to find.
Now Down East Books is bringing out Favorite Mittens, a compilation of some of the most popular traditional designs from Robin’s groundbreaking first two books. Favorite Mittens presents these tried-and-true patterns in a new format, with step-by-step directions revised and updated for ease of knitting, thanks to the helpful feedback Robin has gotten from the knitters who flock to her workshops all around the country.
" good news for mitten knitters!" --PieceWork magazine
Praise for Fox & Geese & Fences: "With refreshingly articulate text and photographs, .... the reader is so well guided that even those who have never attempted such projects before will have the confidence to plunge in." --Knitter’s World
"I bought the new Robin Hansen book, Favorite Mittens. This is a wonderful book with many updates. I have her two older books. This one has some clearer instructions. There are several children’s versions of some of the favorites. If you love to knit mittens, this book is one to add to your collection." -- blog