You’ll appreciate the fully illustrated techniques section, the ample color photographs, and the 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. Magnússon believes that 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.
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Icelandic Handknits is a rich and varied collection of patterns inspired by the traditional handknitted artifacts from the Textile Museum in Blönduós, Iceland. More than just a book of knitting, it is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and culture, vintage photographs, and 10 classic Icelandic cooking recipes. It has been published in in English, French, Icelandic (Forlagið) and Danish (Turbine).
This self-published revised edition has a new cover and a clearer layout. Some patterns were updated and all garments are now available in more inclusive sizes from XS to 5XL. It also includes a unique Ravelry download code with access to English ebook and French PDF translation, as well as a single PDF of the Margrét shawl with written instructions of the charts.
Iceland boasts a rich heritage of knitting; thanks in equal parts to the island’s special wool, the harsh climate, and the need to battle the elements, Icelandic knitters have developed unique traditions of needlework techniques and hand knit styles. In this book, Icelandic designer Hélène Magnússon delivers an array of beautiful patterns that reflect the depth of the country’s knitting traditions.