Aleks Byrd—whose roots are in Estonia, Canada, and the USA—is a knitwear designer with a love of color and pattern. Trained as an illustrator, Aleks teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world. Aleks’ designs blend tradition with her own unique graphic style. Through her work, Aleks strives to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone, building a bridge between Estonian knitters and the international knitting community.
Traditions Revisited – Aleks’ second book – is published through Laine Publishing, producers of fine, coffee-table quality knitting and fiber arts books. Traditions Revisited includes:
- 19 knitting patterns (10 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 dress, 1 vest, 1 shawls, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 1 pair of mittens)
- Detailed, illustrated tutorials for 5 traditional Estonian knitting techniques
- Both charts and written instructions