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Traditional Scandinavian Knitting
An expert on traditional Scandinavian knitting explains the distinctive craft's origins, its various types, and knitting techniques in this classic guide. Sheila McGregor's in-depth treatment ranges from the regional styles of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark to those of the North Atlantic Islands of Faeroe and Iceland. Vibrant patterns for an array of garments include jerseys, ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 23rd 2004 by Dover Publications
(first published 1984)
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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.