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Twisted Stitch Knitting by Maria Erlbacher

In 1975, to further the work established by Thekla Zeiler, Maria Erlbacher began to teach and write about the indigenous folk knitting of Austria.

The Castle at Trautenfels in the Styrian Enns Valley (south of Salzburg) published the original three booklets shown on the front cover and hosted Maria's Twisted-Stitch Knitting classes.

Here are 174 traditional stitch patterns from the author's collection, plus instructions for jackets, vests and elegant stockings.


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