Norwegian Mittens and Gloves: Over 25 Classic Designs for Warm Fingers and Stylish Hands by Annemor Sundbo, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Norwegian Mittens and Gloves: Over 25 Classic Designs for Warm Fingers and Stylish Hands

Norwegian Mittens and Gloves: Over 25 Classic Designs for Warm Fingers and Stylish Hands

by Annemor Sundbo
     
 

This beautiful book presents traditional Norwegian mitten and glove patterns in an easy-to-understand format for new and old lovers of knitting. Annemor Sundbø has selected 29 classic figurative motifs from Norwegian hand-knitting history. In addition to the animal motifs, she charts figures and border patterns and shows you how to use them for designing hats

Overview


This beautiful book presents traditional Norwegian mitten and glove patterns in an easy-to-understand format for new and old lovers of knitting. Annemor Sundbø has selected 29 classic figurative motifs from Norwegian hand-knitting history. In addition to the animal motifs, she charts figures and border patterns and shows you how to use them for designing hats and pillow covers.

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From the Publisher

“Norwegian knitter and knitwear historian Sundbø is a recognized expert on Norwegian motifs, and this book introduces knitters to the storied history of Norwegian knitting, providing 28 patterns for mittens and gloves using classic motifs and techniques.”—Norwegian (July 2012)
Library Journal
Even nonknitters can recognize the classic Norwegian knitting style—the "ski sweater" featuring snowflakes, stylized flowers, and reindeers. Norwegian knitter and knitwear historian Sundbo is a recognized expert on Norwegian motifs, and this book introduces knitters to the storied history of Norwegian knitting, providing 28 patterns for mittens and gloves using classic motifs and techniques. While full directions for shaping the mittens are provided, knitters need to have basic knowledge of stranded knitting and knitting in the round—these topics are not covered. VERDICT Stranded knitting is increasingly popular, as is folk knitting, and Sundbo's knowledge of her topic shines. Also, the small scale of mittens and gloves makes them an excellent starter project for knitters new to stranded knitting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570764950
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
801,057
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Annemor Sundbø is a textile designer who owns and operates a knitting workshop; lectures internationally; and teaches spinning, folk art embroidery, and knitting design. Sundbø has won several prizes for her contributions to Norwegian culture. She is the author of Knitting in Art and Setesdal Sweaters: The History of the Norwegian Lice Pattern. She has written articles for Knit and Piecework.

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