Traditional Scandinavian Knitting

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Courier Corporation, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 170 pages
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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, 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. Its return to print will delight a new generation of knitting enthusiasts.

 

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Contents

Origins of knitting in Scandinavia
10
Types of knitting traditionally used in Scandinavia
12
Knitting techniques from Scandinavia
29
Norwegian knitting
40
Swedish knitting
62
Danish knitting
77
The North Atlantic Islands Faeroe and Iceland
92
Jerseys
124
Gloves and mittens
134
Stockings
148
Caps
155
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