Nordic Knitting Traditions: Knit 25 Scandinavian, Icelandic and Fair Isle Accessories

Nordic Knitting Traditions: Knit 25 Scandinavian, Icelandic and Fair Isle Accessories

by Susan Anderson-Freed

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Overview

Knit Gorgeous Colorwork Accessories in the Nordic Tradition!

Traditional Scandinavian and Icelandic designs are given new life in the projects found in Nordic Knitting Traditions. 25 projects feature original floral, star, feather and geometric motifs, all knit in fresh and modern colors. With a diverse collection of hats, tams, mittens, gloves, socks, knee-highs and legwarmers, you'll find plenty of jaw-dropping, colorful accessories to knit for yourself and the ones you love.

Inside:

  • Thoughtful construction and full-color charts make these designs easy to knit.
  • Variations for knitting mittens and gloves in two ways and lengthening socks into knee-highs, as well as fully charted alternative colorways, allow you to achieve customized looks.
  • "Complete the Look" instructions guide you to patterns that match, making it easy to create coordinating accessories.
  • Tips and tricks for sizing, construction and stress-free knitting help you knit items that will become family heirlooms.

Nordic Knitting Traditions celebrates the roots of stranded knitting with inspiring designs and elegant colorways. Start knitting your own piece of history today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440230264
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 10/17/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan Anderson-Freed is the author of Colorwork Creations. She is a retired Professor of Computer Science at Illinois Wesleyan University and a published author in that field. She is the author Weaving a Web Site and co-author of Fundamentals of Data Structures in C. She has been knitting for 50 years, and sells her knitting patterns at local yarn stores. She has offered knitting workshops in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Stranded knitting techniques
Materials and tools

HATS AND TAMS
Stocking hats
Heather's broken star hat
Jeanne's sunburst hat
Susan's storm hat

Tams
Jenny's snowflake tam
Katey's outlined star tam
Laurie's twelve-point petal tam
Lyndi's nine-point allover tam

MITTENS AND GLOVES
Women's mittens
Jeanne's sunburst mittens
Susan's storm mittens
Laurie's chrysanthemum mittens
Patty's Celtic cross mittens

Women's gloves
Jenny's maze gloves
Lyndi's feathered star gloves
Sabrina's ojo de dios gloves
Shirley's snow heart gloves

SOCKS, KNEE-HIGHS AND LEG WARMERS
Midcalf socks
Katey's acorn socks
Lyndi's feathered star socks
Shirley's snow heart socks

Knee-highs
Lisa's double star knee-highs
Laurie's chrysanthemum knee-highs
Sabrina's ojo de dios knee-highs
Susan's storm knee-highs

Leg warmers
Jeanne's sunburst leg warmers
Jenny's maze leg warmers
Patty's Celtic cross leg warmers

General knitting
Information
Index
Dedication and acknowledgments
About the author

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