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Northern Knits eBook: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandanavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles

Now available as an easy-to-download eBook, explore the rich landscapes of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Isles through vintage designs, wools, and classic style.

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Now available as an easy-to-download eBook, Northern Knits explores the historical knitting traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles

Journey with textile and knitwear designer Lucinda Guy to some of the most cherished historical regions for handicrafts, folk art, and knitting with Northern Knits. Throughout this inspiring book, Lucinda reveals the rich beauty of Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Shetland folk motifs and traditions in 20 gorgeous women's clothing and accessories projects.

From knitting in the round and twined knitting to embroidery and embellishments, each stunning project embraces the traditional techniques that knitters have treasured through the years
Table of Contents

Hulda Striped Pullover
Ennid Laceweight Shawl
Unnur Icelandic Pullover
Yrsa Laceweight Mitts
Lilja Textured Jacket
Crowning Glory Cobweb Shawl
Moth Short-Sleeved Top
Effie Fair Isle Pullover
Nell Shetland Cap
Hester Chevron Lace Pullover
Annemor Pullover
Thora Cardigan
Inger Ski Cap and Gloves
Liv Patterned Socks
Ola Placket Pullover
Pia Laceweight Pullover
Märta Embroidered Bag
Ulla Twined Socks
Ottilia Twined Mittens

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About the Author
Lucinda Guy is a knitwear designer and author of several books, including Northern Knits (Interweave, 2010) and Northern Knits Gifts (Interweave, 2012). She combines her love of folk art and traditional knitting techniques to create clothes and accessories for adults and children. She lives and teaches in England. Visit her online at
"Part knitting book, part armchair traveler's guide, Northern Knits is perfect for anyone who wants a deeper knowledge of the history of the knitting cultures of Iceland, Shetland, Norway, and Sweden.  Knitwear and textile designer Lucinda Guy is your guide to learning the time-tested Nordic techniques of knitting in the round, steeking, lace, cables, Fair Isle, twined knitting and embroidery. " - Scandanavian
“Wow.  Beautiful projects...pretty, pretty.” – Austin American Statesman
“Charming and beautiful.” –
“The designs are wonderfully feminine and light feeling, not the heavy, thick yarned sweaters sometimes associated with these regions.  It has a fresh quality.” –
“Lucinda Guy's “Northern Knits”  is a gorgeous collection of designs,  all inspired by the knitting traditions of a particular corner of the Western Hemisphere that is almost as famous as Lucinda Guy is among knitters for a particularly charming take on the knitted garment.  It's a natural combination, and the result is a book that will most likely tempt you to make a few things.” – Twist Collective Blog

SKU: 10Z002

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lucinda Guy

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596684225

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