Northern Knits

Northern Knits

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

eBook - 2013
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"Inspired by folk traditions and the wholesome purity of natural wool yarns, this collection of 20 stunning patterns for both traditional and contemporary women's garments and accessories is perfect for the modern knitter. The traditions of the quintessential knitting cultures of Iceland, Shetland, Norway, and Sweden are examined, from descriptions of the wools and yarns to the history of the clothing traditionally made from them, including breathtaking photomontages of these classic vintage styles. Exploring a range of techniques and knitwear construction, the projects in this guide feature knitting in the round, steeking, lace, cables, Fair Isle, twined knitting, and embroidery and show how to create pieces such as cardigans, sweaters, blouses, scarves, and hats."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Ft. Collins, CO : Interweave, a division of F+W Media, 2013.
ISBN: 9781620331613
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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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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