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    Description"Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects" is a rich and varied collection of patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wrist warmers, sweaters, shoe inserts, and more, all inspired by traditional handknitted artifacts from the Textile Museum in Blonduos, Iceland. Iceland boasts a rich heritage of knitting; thanks in equal parts to the island's special wool, the harsh climate, and the need to battle the elements, Icelandic knitters have developed unique traditions of needlework techniques and handknit styles. In the pages of this book, renowned Icelandic knitwear designer Helene Magnusson delivers an array of beautiful patterns that reflect the depth of the country'sknitting traditions. You'll appreciate the fully illustrated techniques section, the ample color photographs, and the detailed list of resources for Icelandic and Scandinavian knitting. More than just a book of knitting, this book is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and culture, vintage photographs, and classic Icelandic recipes. Magnusson believes that the best way to preserve traditions is to continue using them, giving them new life. And with this definitive collection of patterns, she has done just that.


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    Title
    Icelandic Handknits
    Subtitle
    25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helene Magnusson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760342442
    ISBN 10: 076034244X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    Libri: ENGM5760
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A9
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    DC22: 746.432041
    B&T Approval Code: A97602742
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 746.43/2041
    Libri: STRI2000
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000, CRA047000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 746.432043
    LC classification: TT819.I2 H43 2013
    Thema V1.0: WFBS
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    28 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Stillwater
    Author Information
    H?l\u00e8neMagn\u00fassonis a leading knit designer in Iceland, the author of many books about traditional Icelandic knitting and the editor of The Icelandic Knitter (icelandicknitter.com), an online publication with knitting patterns inspired by tradition with a modern twist. She began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris before she made a complete life change and moved to Iceland, where she studied textile and fashion at Iceland Academy of the Arts and worked as a hired girl in a sheep farm and a mountain guide. The varied skills she learned in those early years richly inform the amazing hiking and knitting tours she passionately guides in Iceland.More info on: www.icelandicknitter.comH?l\u00e8neMagn\u00fassonis a leading knit designer in Iceland, the author of many books about traditional Icelandic knitting and the editor of The Icelandic Knitter (icelandicknitter.com), an online publication with knitting patterns inspired by tradition with a modern twist. She began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris before she made a complete life change and moved to Iceland, where she studied textile and fashion at Iceland Academy of the Arts and worked as a hired girl in a sheep farm and a mountain guide. The varied skills she learned in those early years richly inform the amazing hiking and knitting tours she passionately guides in Iceland.More info on: www.icelandicknitter.com"
    Back cover copy
    "Icelandic Handknits: ""25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects" is a rich and varied collection of patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristwarmers, sweaters, shoe inserts, and more, all inspired by the traditional handknitted artifacts from the Textile Museum in Blonduos, Iceland. Iceland boasts a rich heritage of knitting. Thanks in equal parts to the island's special wool, its harsh climate, and the need to battle the elements, Icelandic knitters have developed unique traditions of needlework techniques and handknit styles. On the pages of this book, renowned Icelandic knitwear designer Helene Magnusson delivers an array of beautiful patterns that reflect the depth of Iceland's knitting traditions. You'll appreciate the fully illustrated techniques section, ample color photographs, and detailed list of resources for Icelandic and Scandinavian knitting. More than just a book of knitting, this book is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and culture, vintage photographs, and classic Icelandic recipes. Magnusson believes that the best way to preserve traditions is to continue using them, giving them new life. And with this definitive collection of patterns, she has done just that.