Northern Knits

Northern Knits

Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles

Book - 2010
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"The quintessential European knitting cultures of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Isles offer abundant folk art and handicraft customs. 'Northern Knits' explores these rich landscapes and showcases their vintage designs, wools, and classic style. With gorgeous collection of 20 women's garments and accessories, all using traditional knitting techniques and folk motifs, 'Northern Knits', reveals the many classic wools yarns and designs that make regional knitting unique. Explore a range of techniques and patterns ideas including knitting in the round, lace, Fair Isle, twined knitting, embroidery, and more. This is the perfect hands - on guide for anyone interested in learning about knitting history and learning the time- tested techniques for creating Shetland lace shawls, Icelandic textured jackets, Norwegian cardigans, and Swedish twined socks" --Cover, p. 4.
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781596681712
Branch Call Number: 746.432 G9905n 2010
Characteristics: 159 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm


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Oct 27, 2014

Gorgeously laid-out book and there are about half a dozen patterns I'd love to try at some point, including the cover shot, the slippers, and the mittens with a bird.

From my quick glance through the book, there is lace, color work, and many traditional motifs from Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Several sweaters use gradient-dyed yarn resulting in a beautiful, soft transition of colors.


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