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    Description"Swedish Handknits" is a collection of patterns for sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, headbands, and bags, all inspired by the historic textiles housed at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Institute was the first to host the successful Bohus knitting exhibit in America, so it's fitting that their world-class textile collection provides the inspiration for these designs.As in the authors' "Norwegian Handknits," vintage photographs of Swedish immigrants, recipes, and photos of the artifacts that inspired the designs will be included, along with a short history of knitting in Sweden. Bohus, twined knitting, and Swedish mittens are some of the many techniques featured in the book.

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    Swedish Handknits
    A Collection of Heirloom Patterns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue Flanders, By (author) Janine Kosel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 821 g
    ISBN 13: 9780760339640
    ISBN 10: 0760339643

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 746.432
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DNS
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    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
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    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
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    DC23: 746.43209485
    LC classification: TT819.S8 .F54 2012
    Thema V1.0: WFBS, WJF, WFB
    Illustrations note
    75 colour illustrations, 25 black & white illustrations, 10 line drawings
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    25 August 2012
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    Author Information
    Janine Kosel is an accomplished knitter who has studied under greats like Alice Starmore, Meg Swansen, and Candice Eisner Strict. Janine works at Three Kitten\u2019s Yarn Shop in St. Paul and teaches knitting and tatting workshops at many Twin Cities area knitting and needlework shops.Sue Flanders has been designing knitwear for more than twenty years. Her patterns have appeared in many publications, including "Interweave Knits, Knitter's magazine, Cast-On "and in two books by Melanie Falick, "Knitting America" and "Kids Knitting. " She is co-author of " Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum "(Voyageur Press, 2009) and "Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Designs" (Voyageur Press, 2012).
    Back cover copy
    "Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Designs" has as many layers as a warm bed on a cold winter's night. In this group of patterns, the follow-up to "Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum," you'll be impressed by the variety of knitting techniques and styles gathering numerous Swedish textile traditions under one cover. Featuring patterns inspired by these traditions and by the historic textiles housed at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this book also includes personal histories, recipes, and bits of Swedish folklore and culture. You can explore regional knitting traditions, such as the Swedish Mittens made on the Island of Gotland, twinned knitting from the Darlana area of Sweden, and the more famous Swedish knitting traditions of the Bohus knitting cooperative. Melding tradition and modern innovation, the projects in "Swedish Handknits" honor the handiwork of artists and artisans of years past while perpetuating their creativity and dedication.