Icelandic Handknits - 25 heirloom techniques and projects - book
Icelandic Handknits - 25 heirloom techniques and projects - book.
Icelandic Handknits is a rich and varied collection of patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristwarmers, sweaters, shoe inserts, and more, inspired by the traditional handknitted artifacts from the Textile Museum in Blonduos, Iceland.
Iceland boasts a rich heritage of knitting. Thanks in equal parts to the island's special wool, its harsh climate, and the need to battle the elements, Icelandic knitters have developed unique traditions of needlework techniques and handknit styles.
On the pages of this book, renowned Icelandic knitwear designer Helene Magnusson delivers an array of beautiful patterns that reflect the depth of Iceland's knitting traditions.
The reader will appreciate the fully illustrated techniques section, ample colour photographs and detailed list of resources for Icelandic and Scandinavian knitting.
More than just a book of knitting, this book is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and culture, vintage photographs, and classic Icelandic recipes.
Magnusson believes the best way to preserve traditions is to continue using them, giving them new life. And with this definitive collection of patterns, she has done just that.
Published in 2019, paperback, 144 pages, 25.5x21.5cm
Author - Helene Magnusson
Publisher - Prjonakerling, Iceland
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