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KNITTING IN THE NORDIC TRADITION ~~ICELANDIC PATTERN RARE KNIT INSTRUCTION BOOK
 

KNITTING IN THE NORDIC TRADITION ~~ICELANDIC PATTERN RARE KNIT INSTRUCTION BOOK

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Here's a rare hard cover knitting book in very lightly used condition titled....

Knitting in the Nordic Tradition by Vibeke Lind

There's just a little wear to the edges of the front and back covers and spine from use and re-shelving. INSIDE the pages are at least 99% free of any marks or writing.

Icelandic knitted garments justly have a worldwide reputation for quality, durability, and style. Simple in cut and decoration they feature distinctive vertical and horizontal effects and unique imagery. You can make dozens of these beautiful traditional patterns with the more than 100 graphed designs featured here! This pictorial overview not only gives readers patterns to follow, but suggests way of adapting the styles to individual tastes.

Every technique is covered. Try purling, openwork, multicolored knitting, and casting. Create narrow and wide ribbing, zigzags, and decorative patterns. Make typical designs, with the fine touches that distinguish Nordic knitwear. Knit sweaters with a stockinette stitch, damask shirts, raglan sweaters, coarse yarn sweaters, and small jackets such as farmhands once wore. Make a Norwegian peasant coat, with its wide yoke, cloth edging, and slanted ribbing. Stay warm all winter with knitted mittens, caps, socks, and leg warmers. For something more delicate, use lacework for pretty blouses, shawls, and scarves.

The book has information, photos, pattern charts, and drawings that deal with the Scandinavian knitting traditions. Some of it is very different from American or English traditions. HOWEVER, do not expect to find stitch by stitch mitten or sweater patterns. There are none! This book is more about technique; for example, there is a very good section on socks. This includes details for turning the heel, etc, but no exact pattern for the whole sock. Instead you create your own, and now you can knit a sock to any size or with any yarn you might have lying around. This is not a book for a timid knitter who likes to have everything laid out for him/her in the instructions; it does not offer that kind of information. It is still an interesting read and a good reference for those who like traditional and/or ethnic knitting.

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