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Northern Knits Gifts

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Explore the Historical Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles Journey with textile and knitwear designer Lucinda Guy to some of the most cherished historical regions for handicrafts, folk art, and knitting with Northern Knits. Throughout this inspiring book, Lucinda reveals the rich beauty of Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Shetland folk motifs and traditions in 20 gorgeous women's clothing and accessories projects. From knitting in the round and twined knitting to embroidery and embellishments, each stunning project embraces the traditional techniques that knitters have treasured through the years.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 216 x 224 x 10mm | 399.16g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 150 colour illustrations
  • 159668562X
  • 9781596685628
  • 132,345

About Lucinda Guy

Lucinda Guy is a knitwear designer and author of several books, including Northern Knits (Interweave, 2010) and Northern Knits Gifts (Interweave, 2012). She combines her love of folk art and traditional knitting techniques to create clothes and accessories for adults and children. She lives and teaches in England. Visit her online at www.lucindaguy.comshow more

Table of contents

* Lucinda is very good at adapting traditions for a mass audience. She revives some techniques not commonly found in other knitting books-twined knitting, rya, and damask-and makes them accessible and achievable * Lucinda uses traditional yarns that were developed in tandem with these techniques and discusses their specifics and what makes them appropriate (or why they work). She also provides information on sourcing * Sidebars give background on the history and knitting culture surrounding each projectshow more

Review quote

"Part knitting book, part armchair traveler's guide, Northern Knits is perfect for anyone who wants a deeper knowledge of the history of the knitting cultures of Iceland, Shetland, Norway, and Sweden. Knitwear and textile designer Lucinda Guy is your guide to learning the time-tested Nordic techniques of knitting in the round, steeking, lace, cables, Fair Isle, twined knitting and embroidery. " - Scandanavian "Wow. Beautiful projects...pretty, pretty." - Austin American Statesman "Charming and beautiful." - KnittingScholar.com "The designs are wonderfully feminine and light feeling, not the heavy, thick yarned sweaters sometimes associated with these regions. It has a fresh quality." - Knitty.com "Lucinda Guy's "Northern Knits" is a gorgeous collection of designs, all inspired by the knitting traditions of a particular corner of the Western Hemisphere that is almost as famous as Lucinda Guy is among knitters for a particularly charming take on the knitted garment. It's a natural combination, and the result is a book that will most likely tempt you to make a few things." - Twist Collective Blogshow more

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