Traditional Scandinavian Knitting

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Classic guide to the styles of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands. Vibrant patterns for an array of garments include jerseys, gloves and mittens, stockings, and caps. Illustrated with 191 black-and-white and 20 color pictures, this volume is well known and prized among longtime practitioners of the craft.

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Classic guide to the styles of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands. Vibrant patterns for an array of garments include jerseys, gloves and mittens, stockings, and caps. Illustrated with 191 black-and-white and 20 color pictures, this volume is well known and prized among longtime practitioners of the craft.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Symbols and abbreviations 8
Introduction 9
1 Origins of knitting in Scandinavia 10
2 Types of knitting traditionally used in Scandinavia 12
3 Knitting techniques from Scandinavia 29
4 Norwegian knitting 40
5 Swedish knitting 62
6 Danish knitting 77
7 The North Atlantic Islands: Faeroe and Iceland 92
8 Jerseys 124
9 Gloves and mittens 134
10 Stockings 148
11 Caps 155
Glossary of English and Scandinavian knitting terms 163
Knitting-needle sizes 165
Further reading 167
Index 169
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