7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2011
A truly beautiful book and obviously a labour of love by the authors. The photographs of the end products are great but the old photos from Norway are awe inspiring. I lent this book to my Auntie who is an amazing knitter so the fact that she even wanted to look at this is praise indeed. I felt that the authors were respectful of the history of this knitting form but also that they were not afraid to take Norwegian heritage to the next level. I could imagine making everything in this so well worth buying and maybe letting your kids have a look too so they can have an insight in to the history of the ordinary instead of just kings and queens.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 19 August 2010
This book was bought for my wife. As a knitter of 50+years experience she loved the designs, the patterns and the
history of Norwegian knits. She hopes to tackle some projects when the winter comes in. A good buy and great
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2010
This is a wonderful craft book that will also appeal as a coffee-table book to those who want to watch while you knit!
Beautiful pictures, and a real Scandinavian feel.
The patterns are easy to follow, and very inspiring, although i would have liked more info on where to get the wool.
A brief look in a knitting magazine will probably solve that problem.
on 4 February 2013
Have finished an entrelac sheep (with a couple of modifications), have just started another project and when I get the wool will be doing a third! This book is beautiful and will inspire you to try new project after new project! Have also learnt how to knit from left to right - very handy when doing short row knitting - and also how to do provisional cast on. You probably need to have done a bit of knitting before, but there are a couple of really simple projects and you will soon be wanting to do so much more!