150 Scandinavian Motifs

150 Scandinavian Motifs

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Book - 2013
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"For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favorite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands"-- Provided by publisher.
"For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favorite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands, including charming motifs of stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer, and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns, and more. Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read color charts, and a reverse colorway suggestion. With clear details on reading color charts, and a full review of techniques for two-color knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of color, and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects. 5 projects are at the end of the book"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Loveland, Colorado : Interweave Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781596688551
1596688556
Characteristics: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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Sep 05, 2014

This book has (as the title says!) 150 Scandinavian knitting motifs. They are all stranded knitting. The book is similar to their one about Fair Isle patterns, but differs because the Scandinavians used more picture motifs than other areas. So the book has geometrical patterns, but also a lot of pictures of birds, trees, people, etc.

Definitely recommended if you are interested in stranded knitting and especially if you are considering modifying or making your own pattern

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