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Selvedge - Issue 104: Keeping Warm

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January / February 2022

Unlike the ubiquitous sweatshirt, a hand-knitted sweater employs waste-free construction techniques, comes in an infinite range of textures and colours, and lends itself to renewal and repair. We pit our panel of experts against each other as they advocate for their favourites. Who will get your vote: the Irish Aran, the Scottish Fair Isle, or the Norwegian Lusekofta? Helena teaches us how to knit a pair of Icelandic socks and we delve deep into the iconic knits of Ýr Jóhannsdóttir. So, whether you are a firm fan of the yak or wedded to wool, there is something for you in this issue. 

Polly Leonard, Founder & Editor of Selvedge Magazine

TURN COAT Karakalpak Shekpen: Camel Hair Coats of Central Asia
OUT OF CHARACTER Sweater Stories
BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE A Collaboration
ARGENTINA’S TEXTILE CRUSADER Adriana Marina
LOCAL VOICES Textiles and Political Upheaval in Bolivia
UNCOMMON THREAD Paola Anziché and Alpaca Fibre
TICKLED PINK Cochineal in Art and Architecture
CORNER THE MARKET Farmers Markets in Iceland
YAKETY-YAK Yak Fibre in Tibet
MOVE MOUNTAINS Fique, a Mountain Fibre
PLUS Women for Peace: Banners from Greenham Common