Traditional Scandinavian Knitting
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Traditional Scandinavian Knitting

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Classic guide to the styles of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands. Vibrant patterns for an array of garments include jerseys, gloves and mittens, stockings, and caps. Illustrated with 191 black-and-white and 20 color pictures, this volume is well known and prized among longtime practitioners of the craft.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 23rd 2004 by Dover Publications (first published 1984)
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Amazing designs, though not many "real" patterns. Just very useful guidlines for an authentic scandinavian knit.
Jan 07, 2008 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in knitting
I LOVE this book ... the details on the knitting and the history behind it all is just amazing! What a great book
The history in this book is very romantic in places, but probably not very accurate. In fairness, a lot has been learned about the history of folk art in the last 30 years, and this has been supplanted by later and more in-depth research. It does, however, have charts of historical colorwork and texture patterns you're not likely to find elsewhere. I suggest using it as a stitch library rather than a history source.
About to start a yoked pullover using a design from this book. So far I love the complexity and range of patterns but the sheer number and complexity of patterns crammed into one page is hard going on the eyes and requires me to sit down and colour in squares on the photocopies.
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