Northern Knits

Northern Knits

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

Book - 2010
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"Northern Knits" opens with an introduction that explores the traditions of quintessential European knitting cultures, from the wool and yarns to the history of the garments traditionally made from them. Accompanying the information is a breathtaking montage of photos showing vintage traditional garments, landscapes, and sheep from Iceland, Shetland, Norway and Sweden. The collection of 20 women's garments and accessories uses traditional knitting techniques and folk motifs inspired by these regions to showcase these classic wool yarns. The projects explore a range of techniques and knitwear construction ideas that are both interesting to knit and very wearable. Featured techniques include: Knitting in the round Lace Fair Isle Twined knitting Embroidery Lucinda Guy's newest collection includes the best of new and old in knitwear: the inspiration of folk traditions, the wholesome purity of natural wool yarns, and the styles of today's knitter.
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781596681712
1596681713
Branch Call Number: 746.432 GUY
Characteristics: 159 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,23 cm.

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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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