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Inspired by folk traditions and the wholesome purity of natural wool yarns, this collection of 20 stunning patterns for both traditional and contemporary women's garments and accessories is perfect for the modern knitter. The traditions of the quintessential knitting cultures of Iceland, Shetland, Norway, and Sweden are examined, from descriptions of the wools and yarns to the history of the clothing traditionally made from them, including breathtaking photomontages of these classic vintage styles. Exploring a range of techniques and knitwear construction, the projects in this guide feature knitting in the round, steeking, lace, cables, Fair Isle, twined knitting, and embroidery and show how to create pieces such as cardigans, sweaters, blouses, scarves, and hats.
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Lucinda Guy is a knitwear and textile designer with more than 20 years of experience. Creations developed under her own label have been represented by retail outlets such as Paul Smith, the Conran Shop, and The Crafts Council (UK), and she has successfully sold designs to Edina Ronay, Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer, and Rowan Yarns. She is the author of more than five books, including And So to Bed, Handknits for Kids, and Kids Learn to Knit.Review:
"A gorgeous collection of designs." - Twist Collective blog
"Wow. Beautiful projects...Pretty, pretty." - Austin American-Statesman
"Fans of Guy who know the author only for her whimsically illustrated kiddie knit lit will be happy to see how charmingly her classic aesthetic grows up. Visiting Northern Europe on her needles, Guy celebrates the folk knitting prevalent in that part of the world...It's a grand tour, indeed." - Yarn Market News
"Part knitting book, part armchair traveler's guide, Northern Knits is perfect for anyone who wants a deeper knowledge of the history of the knitting cultures of Iceland, Shetland, Norway, and Sweden...Knitwear and textile designer Lucinda Guy is your guide to learning the time-tested Nordic techniques of knitting in the round, steeking, lace, cables, Fair Isle, twined knitting and embroidery." - Scandanavian
"Charming and beautiful." - KnittingScholar.com
"The designs are wonderfully feminine and light feeling, not the heavy, thick yarned sweaters sometimes associated with these regions. It has a fresh quality." - Knitty.com
"Lucinda Guy's Northern Knits is a gorgeous collection of designs, all inspired by the knitting traditions of a particular corner of the Western Hemisphere that is almost as famous as Lucinda Guy is among knitters for a particularly charming take on the knitted garment. It's a natural combination, and the result is a book that will most likely tempt you to make a few things." - Twist Collective Blog
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Book Description Interweave, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111596681713
Book Description Interweave. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1596681713 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0727185
Book Description Interweave, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1596681713