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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218203
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 800
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Nordic Knits for Children


15 cosy knits for ages 3 to 9 by Monica Russel

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Book Description

Norwegian knitting is loved for its combination of practicality, texture and traditional patterning. In this brand-new book by best-selling knitwear designer and author Monica Russel, there are 15 Nordic-inspired clothes and accessories for children that blend classic Scandi style with fun and functionality!

Beginning with a crash course in essential knitting techniques, create stylish hats, mittens, sweaters, dresses and even a loveable bear in a distinctive Fair Isle design. The garments are designed for children aged 3 to 9 years, with styles ranging from beautifully subtle and textured knits to patterned creations with motifs inspired by classic Nordic knitwear and the Scandinavian landscape.

There are numerous photos of the finished designs, clear written instructions, and every knitted item with colourwork includes a chart with corresponding written instructions.

Whether you're knitting for a special occasion, a holiday, or for day-to-day wear, these are fuss-free patterns that will have you knitting, classic-mod makes for your little one all year round.

Table of Contents


A small history of Nordic knitting7

Yarns & materials8

Tools & equipment10

Tension/gauge12, Knitting abbreviations13, Yarn conversions13, Essential knitting Skills14, Finishing32

Selburose Hat & Scarf40, Diamant Flap Hat48, Lite Frø Mittens52, Stort Frø Mittens56, Sjø Leg Warmers60, Fisk Dress64, Knute Cable Slipover72, Hestehov Sweater Dress76, Isbjørn Sweater82, Fisk Purse88, Kors Duffle Jacket92, Otso the Teddy Bear100, Sommer Sweater110, Rød Cable Cardigan116, Røsslyng Yoked Cardigan122

Yarns used128

About the Author

About Monica Russel

Monica Russel is a best-selling Search Press author with over 95,000 books sold throughout the world. She runs a knitting business through her website www.theknitknacks.co.uk, and she designs all her own patterns and knitting kits, which use only natural fibres. She attends many craft and knitting fairs and has had numerous patterns featured in knitting magazines and books.

Monica lives in East Sussex, UK.


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Monica Russel has created this pattern book as she 'felt that there has been a gap in the market for traditional and contemporary patterns for children aged 3 to 9'. She also believes that 'there are relatively few designs that are unisex or for boys'.

The book starts with a short history of Nordic Knitting and the obligatory pages on yarn, tools, techniques, with good illustrations on stranded colour work, cables, I-cord and finishing. Pages 36 and 37 give the colour thumbnails of the 15 designs which start with a hat/scarf set and end with a long-sleeved, yoked cardigan. The patterns all have written out, row-by-row instructions, with clear charts for the stranded colour work. Sizing is given in the pattern instructions but there are no schematics. The patterns are split between 14 accessories and 14 garments, with one toy completing the collections. 

The designs are worked in sympathetic colourways, which should appeal to the target audience, and the knitting is well within the reach of an intermediate knitter looking for fresh inspiration to clothe youngsters.

Machine Knitting Monthly

Norwegian knitting is loved for its practicality, texture and traditional patterning. These 15 Nordic-inspired clothes and accessories for children aged 3 to 9 years, blend classic Scandi style with fun and functionality.

Amazon Customer Review

This book is brilliant. The patterns are beautiful and I can't wait to see my son wearing lots of these amazing knits!

Amazon Customer Review

This book is lovely. Many beautiful items to knit. I particularly like the look of the teddy bear. As yet I have not attempted to knit anything but the instructions look very clear. I am sure it will be well used.

Amazon Customer Review

This book is perfect for intermediate to advanced knitters, however, if youre a keen beginner Im sure you could follow the very well written instructions. The designs are modern yet timeless pieces which are perfect for the age category of 3-9 years of age. I particularly like the Hestehov Sweater Dress for my young daughter and the Stort Fro Mittens as Christmas gifts. From my experience with other knitting patterns the sizes seem pretty accurate but as Ive not completed my project yet Ill have to wait and see. I really like the layout of this book and would thoroughly recommend it to any keen knitters.

Amazon Customer Review

A really wonderful knitting book, suitable for everyone from beginners to accomplished knitters. Well laid out how to knit sections and beautiful designs to knit. The patterns themselves are clear and easy to follow and I can't wait to get started making the teddy.

Amazon Customer Review

Beautiful book full of fabulous knits and oh the teddy bear is stunning. This book is packed with detail of every item you need and how to cast on through to finishing end knit. Start with the leg warmers or scarf and you will be hooked into knitting more as instructions are so easy to follow.

Amazon Customer Review

This is a delightful book, well written with clear diagrams and very interesting projects. There are several I want to start straight away! Its a pleasure to see colourful eye catching garments and accessories that are up to date. The yarns used are widely available and described at the end of the book should a substitution be desired and I think any child (and their parent) would be more than happy with one of these projects. A pleasure to knit and a pleasure to give.

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