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Norwegian Knitting Designs
Norwegian Knitting Designs
by Margaretha Finseth
Edition: Paperback

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Design at its best, 10 Jun 2011
This is one of the best and most inspiring knitting books around. The modern designs are based heavily on traditional motives with bold and beautiful colour combinations. There are only 2 single colour patterns that use cables as design element, all other projects use stranded knitting and steeking. None is for the novice knitter and many projects use 3mm needles to create the stunning designs. Don't expect to finish them over a weekend, but they are worth the challenge. The instructions are laid out well with colour charts that are easy to follow. The biggest problem might be to find or replace the mostly Norwegian yarns used for the modells. Can't wait to start knitting.


Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia Iceland and the Shetland Isles
Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia Iceland and the Shetland Isles
by Lucinda Guy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.89

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Knitting in the round, 28 April 2010
Finally a book that gives instructions to knit pullovers in the round - it is so much neater and quicker to do so and I do not understand why most books/magazines still tell you to knit front and back separately. Unfortunately the designs lack inspiration - a handknitter can produce much more intricate designs than offered here and the Fair Isle Design would look only good on a chunky male. That said the Hulda striped pullover is beautiful. The best patterns are used for socks, but since I don't knit socks, they are not useful to me. This book will gather dust in my bookshelf.


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