Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy
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Northern Knits Gifts by Lucinda Guy

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Lucinda Guy continues her exploration of folk-knitting traditions in this colorful volume of small projects and accessories. Looking to the traditional knitting techniques of Scandinavia, Estonia, Iceland, and the Faroe and Shetland islands, she offers modern interpretations of such heritage techniques as twined knitting, two-color knitting, lace techniques, damask, fair isle, embroidery, and rya (knotted knitting similar to shag carpet).

The projects in the book embrace the Danish notion of hygge - taking pleasure in comforting and cozy things, and often associated with family and close friends. The 20 projects include mittens, socks, hats, scarves, and bags, and are perfect for wearing and gifting.

Emphasizing pattern and color, these knitted designs also embody the Scandinavian aesthetic of making utilitarian objects beautiful as well as useful. Additionally, the book celebrates the specific wools traditionally used in each project and provides thumbnail sketches of the history and folk culture surrounding each technique.

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Author: Lucinda Guy

Publisher: Interweave Press