Swedish Knits

Swedish Knits

Classic and Modern Designs in the Scandinavian Tradition

Book - 2009
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Everywhere you look, people are knitting. But why? While knitting has been around for centuries, this latest resurgence is less about the need to make and mend clothes and more about having an outlet for self-expression. Millions of people of all ages have realized that knitting is fun. It's also a great way to pass time, a way to clear your head and keep your hands busy while you think deep thoughts, and it's a great conversation starter.

Most of the time, your efforts result in something that is both functional and beautiful. For some, a knitting hobby develops into something meaningful--a way to reconnect with family members from different generations, a social activity (knitting circles are competing with book clubs all over the world), or even a source of revenue. The benefits and possibilities of knitting are infinite.

The Swedes have been avid knitters since the sixteenth century, creating richly textured garments that are both luxurious and practical. Here, two native Swedes offer their skills, patterns, and advice to a world of knitters hungry for new inspiration.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781602397248
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Wincent, Eva.


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Dec 23, 2017

Excellent reference book. Interesting Swedish knitting history. Beautiful and complex Patterns for advanced knitters. One would need to learn/decipher the Swedish knit term abbreviations. I am just getting back into knitting as I was taught to knit in my youth by my Swedish/American mother. So these patterns are too complex for me at this time.

Nov 23, 2014

Great reference book for the new and better yet advanced knitters. Covers topics from ripping out stitches to knitting lace to storing your knit garments. Awesome stitch library perfect for pattern writers.

Aug 28, 2013

This book is poorly titled. This is not a book about Swedish knitting, it's a general knitting instruction book with a few patterns from Swedish designers thrown in.

The attractive project featured on the cover is a result of yarn choice, not design, and is therefore largely not reproducible. A disappointment.

However, the knitting instructions are generally fairly good.


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