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handknitting at its best,
This review is from: Norwegian Knitting Designs (Paperback)
I don't just like this, I really love it. It is not only one of my favourite knitting books of this year, but of all time. That means it ranks aside my Kaffe Fassett knitting books, Swing, Swagger and Drape and Knitting in the Details. The 22 contemporary designs are based on traditional Norwegian design and are knitted with Norwegian yarns - so beware that you may need to substitute yarn. I love the shapes and styles - that long coat, the cover jacket, the embroidered fitted jacket and so on. The designs are taken from top Norwegian designers and not only do you see the fabulous finished garments against wonderful backgrounds - you get an insight into what inspired each designer. The designs are quite bold and are not for the shy and retiring plain garter or stocking stitch knitter. Many are based on geometric style designs. I would knit at least half of these and can think of adaptations and further inspiration triggered by these designs. Recommended to anyone who thinks knitting is an adventure and that pattern is to be explored. This book was previously published in the USA by Unicorn under the title Norsk Strikkedesign. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2011 23:52:28 BDT
Brilliant - know just what you mean.
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