24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful modern take on the cables in knitting,
This review is from: Viking Patterns for Knitting: Inspiration and Projects for Today's Knitter (Hardcover)
I loved this book. For me though, this was not a "finished garment" pattern book. To my eyes the (few) finished jumpers looked rather blocky, and eighties, and they didn't seem to fit the models as well as they could. (This is of course my opinion, you may love the jumpers)
Where this book excels though is as a collection of cables, swatches and ideas that allow the reader to take their favourite fitted patterns and add some beautiful and inspiring cable work to them.
At no point does E. Lavold claim that her pieces are historically accurate, (the vikings left no evidence of knitting) but she does include relevant sources of inspiration (A carved dagger handle, the cables round a milestone, illuminated manuscripts), and that is wonderfully inspiring for me.
She is a clear and readable writer who gave me the confidence to graph out and design my own coils and cables, as well as use her completed cables, and sideways cables.
I fear that my work may never be free of cables again!