Hi, I have been searching for a traditional pattern for a gift for my father. He is very proud of his Polish heritage. Endless searching has resulted in no Polish knitting references. Can anyone help me? Do Polish People knit? All of europes countries have something they are known for, fair isle, and irish cabled sweaters, and french lace? What about Poland?
koronki koniakowskie? - lace of Koniaków
Koniakow's history begins in the second half of XVI century. Around this time, settlers from Cieszynski's Silesia located in this area, created the following villages: Istebna and Jaworzynka, together with Koniakow, known as the Beskid's Tri-Village. However, it was not only settlers of Polish origin that inhabited this area. Also Vlachs (Wallachians) were passing through with their flocks of sheep. Some of them decided to stay, and mixed in with the original habitants. Such mixtures fructified between men and women, and their ethnic differences were exposed in their types of clothing and also their cultural beliefs..
Poland Tatra mountain knitting