Knits from Around Norway: Over 40 Traditional Knitting Patterns Inspired by Norwegian Folk-Art Collections
Nina Granlund Sæther has captivated knitters intrigued by the textile history of Norway, with deep dives into the rich pattern traditions for both mitten- and sock-knitting that have formed in various regions of the country. Now she expands her scope to knitwear of all kinds, including shawls, sweaters, cardigans, hats, and more, in this brand-new collection. With her trademark attention to detail and patience for painstaking reproduction of knitted patterns, based on archival photographs and examples preserved in museum collections, Nina guides readers through the history and origins of each design, in a fascinating step-by-step tour of Norwegian knitting tradition no knitter should be without.
Inside, you'll find:
- A wide variety of styles and techniques, including colorwork, relief stitch, openwork, cabling, and more
- Adaptable patterns for men and women in sizes from S to XXL
- Tips and tricks covering multiple knitting skills, including working in multiple colors, finishing necklines and sweater edges, and picking up and completing thumbs and heels
- A deeper understanding of Scandinavian knitting history―and of the living cultural traditions that follow in its footsteps today