Norwegian Knitting Designs

Norwegian Knitting Designs : A Collection from Norway's Foremost Knitting Designers

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Handknitting allows the designer an unbounded freedom to create a completely personal expression of their art through the use of colour, embellishments, structure and styling, using only knitting needles and skeins of yarn. In this beautiful book,

previously published in the USA as 'Norsk Strikkedesign', some of Norway's foremost knitting designers present twenty-two unique knitted garments, all using classic Norwegian-spun wool yarns and based on traditional Norwegian patterns. Each design is accompanied by stunning photographs of the items themselves as well as the countryside that inspired them, and details of the materials used, pattern charts and detailed instructions. This book presents the very best of contemporary Norwegian knitwear design, drawing on its traditional roots and planting it firmly in the twenty-first century.

Previously published as Norsk Strikkedesign, ISBN 9781893063013
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 250 x 295 x 13mm | 10g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 110 Halftones, color
  • 1844486869
  • 9781844486861
  • 126,878

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Oct/Nov 12

Design addicts will adore this collection from some of Norway's best knitwear designers. Those featured in this book have influenced Norwegian hand, and commercial-knitting over recent years. The book presents 22 unique knitted garments, all using classic Norwegian-spun wool yarns and based on traditional patterns. Each design is accompanied by stunning photographs as well as details of the materials used, pattern charts and detailed instructions. * Craft Focus * Nov 12

A stunning display of extraordinary knits. This is definitely not, in my opinion, for the beginner knitter but aimed at the artistic adventurous crafter with the time and money to make individual highly detailed quality knits. One for the repressed fashion or art students amongst us. The photography in the book is stunning. The designs of the clothes are so intricate as to take your breath away. It's a colourful display of the heritage of Norway. There are some simpler accessories but they are light on the ground. Also the clothes are nearly all for women. There are 22 designs in total. There are 11 Norwegian designers who are as well known in Norway as Erika Knight and Debbie Bliss are in the UK. It's a very inspiring look at Norway through the eyes of their most talented knitwear designers. * *
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About Margaretha Finseth

Margaretha Finseth is one of several high profile knitting designers based in Norway. After training for several years in the production of costume and handwoven textiles, Margaretha directed her passion for clothing towards knitting design and since 1985 has had her own company selling and designing hand- and machine-knitted garments in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Margaretha has developed dozens of special designs for numerous magazines and fashion journals, and since the 1990s has written articles on design and trends in for publications such as The New, Fashion Journal, Women & Clothing, and Hers.

Besides pursuing a career in clothing for high-end fashion markets and groups, Margaretha is an advocate for producing ecological handknitted clothing in pure materials and for supporting and consulting designers in the Eastern Hemisphere. She works closely teams in Nepal to producing collections that not only sustainably sourced but also reflect her passion for unique, beautifully patterned textiles.
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