This week's episode includes a history lesson about the Frisians; Friesland is the northernmost province of Holland, but has a significant place in Northern European history, something I didn't really know.
I'll review two books that deal with historical knitting from the North Sea area, Beth Brown-Reinsel's "Knitting Ganseys" and Ethnic Knitting Discovery: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and The Andes" by Donna Druchunas.
Above: 2 samples of traditional Frisian costume. Not really visible here is the gold skull cap worn under the lacy cap.
This map shows Northern Europe today. All of the area from Friesland to Denmark was traditionally Frisian territory.
Heather Desserud's pattern, La Joie du Printemps (the Joy of Spring), soon to be released.