In August 2012, Voyageur Press will release the book, “Swedish Handknits” by Minnesota authors, knitters and designers Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel. This is a follow-up to the wildly successful work, “Norwegian Handknits,” which offered 34 new knitting patterns inspired by the collections and history of Vesterheim Museum. For “Swedish Handknits,” Sue and Janine spent months researching the history, artifacts and artwork of ASI, as well as the Turnblad Mansion itself. The result is a rich book not only of interest to knitters, but also to those interested in Swedish-American history and ASI itself. From August 4 to October 14, ASI will display Sue and Janine’s own knitwork alongside the items that provided the inspiration for their designs. A book release and talk with the authors will take place on Wednesday, August 22.