Knits From Northern Lands
20 Projects Inspired by Traditional Knitting Techniques from the Scottish Isles to Scandanavia
by Jenny Fennell
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Pub Date 02 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 01 Mar 2022
Penguin Random House, Interweave
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A fully illustrated guide to knitting scarves, hats, and more, inspired by rich Scandinavian folklore, tradition, and history
Pulling inspiration from the Scandinavian, Nordic, and Celtic regions, this book contains 20 charming and modern projects, based on traditional knitting styles and techniques. Whether you’re drawn to the iconic colorwork of Fair Isle or Scandinavia, or the chunky cables of Aran knitting, the intricacies of Shetland lace knitting or the coziness of a Guernsey style pillowcase, you’ll soon be reaching for your needles.
Jenny shares the inspiration and history behind each thoughtful project, as well as easy-to-follow patterns, colorwork charts, and atmospheric photography. Whether you’re a relative beginner or already an experienced knitter, with her guidance, you’ll soon be creating truly special and one-of-a-kind pieces that can be cherished for generations.
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Average rating from 42 members
I am in love with the patterns in this book. I need to step up my knitting game to be able to do any of these, but I want to so badly right now! They are beautiful!
This pictures of projects in this book are absolutely stunning! This sample only includes five projects in the arc but they are very well organized and presented. I can only imagine that all 20 projects will be just as beautiful and captivating as the five presented in my sample.
Thr five projects presented were a wonderful collection of a wide range of projects includeding a cabled blanket, a Scandinavian hat with a matching scarf, a beautiful winter sweater, and an incredible honeycomb shawl. I truly recommend this book from what I can tell it's absolutely worth getting if you love knitting.
Knits From Northern Lands 20 Projects Inspired by Traditional Knitting Techniques from the Scottish Isles to Scandinavia by Jenny Fennell
Sample of 5 projects I received due to huge download of the total book contained a small section of the book.
Each pattern starts with a title and a brief paragraph of the item or facts about the area.
Color full page photos are included along with more detailed photos of the design work.
Each pattern starts with a skill level, gauge, items you need: yarn and needles and what the model is made with.
Notions are also listed.
Charted patterns are included. Pieces are sketched showing sizes as per size of the item..
Directions are given as how to start the project with detailed row by row instructions.
Abbreviations used in some projects are included in a chart format where they also tell you how to make specific stitches.
Stitch guide explaining how to make certain stitches are also included.
Diagrams showing these and other stitches are also included.
Charted instructions are included.
I am a knitter for about 50 years now but would still practice the stitches in a trial run to make sure I was doing them right and to get into a comfortable rhythm.
Love the combinations of stitches telling a story on their own.
Received this sample review copy from Penguin Random House, Interweave via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
This book will get you out of the funk of: what I am going to do next?
Beautiful patterns that really seems difficult if you see the finish item, but the author gives instructions clearly and with charts, that will make you want to stop your current project and start one of these.
Perfect for the winter season arriving, and a great gift for someone who loves knitting.
Definitely recommend it!
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