Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Traditional Scandinavian Knitting” as Want to Read:
Traditional Scandinavian Knitting
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Traditional Scandinavian Knitting

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Traditional Scandinavian Knitting, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Traditional Scandinavian Knitting

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Hazellucia
Dec 17, 2008 Hazellucia rated it it was amazing
Amazing designs, though not many "real" patterns. Just very useful guidlines for an authentic scandinavian knit.
Mary
Jan 07, 2008 Mary rated it it was amazing
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
Kati
Jul 14, 2012 Kati rated it liked it
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.
Molly
Jan 28, 2013 Molly rated it really liked it
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.
Barb Kang
Barb Kang rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2015
Hillary
Hillary rated it really liked it
Nov 02, 2007
Ruth Temple
Ruth Temple rated it it was amazing
Nov 01, 2010
Anna
Anna rated it really liked it
Mar 17, 2015
Jinjifore
Jinjifore rated it liked it
Mar 02, 2011
Wendie
Wendie rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2011
Lisa
Lisa rated it really liked it
Jul 10, 2011
savannah jaro
savannah jaro rated it really liked it
Oct 28, 2014
Tr3n1ty
Tr3n1ty rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2015
Stephanie
Stephanie rated it really liked it
Jan 16, 2015
Suzy
Suzy rated it really liked it
Jul 13, 2014
Katie
Katie rated it really liked it
Jul 10, 2008
Adne
Adne rated it it was amazing
Feb 16, 2015
Lori
Lori rated it it was amazing
Jul 02, 2012
Kintage
Kintage rated it really liked it
Sep 10, 2013
Lisa Castellano
Lisa Castellano rated it really liked it
Jan 16, 2011
Cillaann
Cillaann rated it really liked it
Aug 22, 2008
Virginia
Virginia rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2013
Gwen Athman
Gwen Athman rated it liked it
Jan 29, 2014
Ayla
Ayla rated it liked it
Feb 09, 2013
K
K rated it liked it
May 03, 2011
Castiron
Castiron rated it really liked it
Jul 13, 2009
Christine
Christine rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2011
Kris
Kris rated it it was amazing
Oct 20, 2012
Kay-Mika
Kay-Mika rated it liked it
Dec 11, 2009
Teresa
Teresa rated it it was amazing
Feb 05, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Folk Knitting in Estonia: A Garland of Symbolism, Tradition and Technique
  • Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters
  • Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
  • A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
  • Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns
  • The Art of Fair Isle Knitting
  • Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans
  • A Gathering of Lace
  • Sensational Knitted Socks
  • Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls
  • Knitters Handy Book Of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges (Interweave)
  • Knitting Ganseys
  • Folk Shawls
  • Knitter's handbook
  • Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop Book
  • Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn

Share This Book