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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Dec 23, 2017

Love the Icelandic black and white Hulda stripe sweater and it is a perfect design for my taste. The Unnur Icelandic Pullover is another sweater I would like to make. The “Moth” short sleeve sweater is darling. The Swedish “Ola” Placket Pullover in white with bits of red pattern is gorgeous. Want to try /figure out the twine cast-on. I am just getting back into knitting as I learned to knit from my Swedish/American mother in my youth. Beautiful knitting history on the Scandinavian countries. I would buy this book.

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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