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Northern Knits Gifts eBook: Thoughtful Projects Inspired by Folk Traditions

Revisit the rich landscapes of knitting traditions of Iceland, Shetland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, and Finland with this new eBook collection of 20 folk-inspired knit accessories and small projects.

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In the Northern Knits Gifts eBook, knitwear and textile designer Lucinda Guy continues her exploration of folk-knitting traditions in this colorful volume of small projects and accessories. You'll learn some of the traditional knitting techniques of Scandinavia, Estonia, Iceland, and the Faroe and Shetland islands, through 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 Northern Knits Gifts eBook embraces the Danish notion of hygge– taking pleasure in comforting and cozy things, which is 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 eBook celebrates the specific wools traditionally used in each project. Immerse yourself in Lucinda's world as you enjoy thumbnail sketches of the history and folk culture surrounding each technique.
Table of Contents
About Traditional Techniques

Dimitie Scarf
Mootie Fair Isle Socks
Fridmar Hat
Ida Icelandic Lace and Patterned Mitts
Asa Mittens
Birta Twined Hat
Freja Twined Scarf
Nanna Twined Mitts
Oda Baby Blanket
Annelli Doll
Liisi Open Cardigan
Noomi Slippers
Oluffa Doorstop
Marna Woman's Cape
Onni Child's Sweater and Hat
Tovio Mittens and Hat
Adda Socks
Rya Flower Cushion

About the Yarn
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

SKU: EP5607

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lucinda Guy

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596687974