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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 08 July 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489343
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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150 Scandinavian Knitting Designs

£14.99

by Mary Jane Mucklestone

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Book Description

100 authentic designs with actual size swatches, charts and patterns.

For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favourite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, including charming motifs of stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns, and more. Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read colour charts, and a reverse colourway suggestion. With clear details on reading colour charts, and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of colour, and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects.

Basic information and techniques for beginning knitters and those who need a refresher
Advice on ways to incorporate Scandinavian motifs into a variety of projects
Includes four projects utilising motifs from the book

Table of Contents

Prelims 5pp
Introduction 2pp
Chapter One: How To Use This Book 2pp
Chapter Two: The Basics 14pp
Chapter Three: Use of Colour, Use of Motifs 8pp
Chapter Four: Swatch Directory 116pp
Chapter Five: Projects 10pp
Index and Credits 3pp

About the Author

About Mary Jane Mucklestone

Mary Jane Mucklestone is a hand knitting designer who loves folk and ethnic knitting. Her book 200 Fair Isle Designs provied to be an instant classic. She is a popular teacher specialising in lively, fun and informative classes, giving her students the courage to try something new. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles, earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School for Design, and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. She was photostylist for Interweave Knits Magazine, has taught handwork to the early grades in a Waldorf School, as well as working for years int he fashion industry in New York City, and the related fields of advertising and interior design. Mary Jane lives and works in rural Maine, where she needs to wear a sweater year-round! Follow her adventures on her website MaryJaneMucklestone.com

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Knit Today

Jan 14

Scandi-style is more popular than ever and now you can incorporate the traditional designs into your knits with the patterns in Mary Jane's book. It's a veritable feast, packed with (yes, you guessed it) 150 different designs to use on winter sweaters, yokes, hats, gloves and more. Four patterns, for a hat, cowl, mittens and a pincushion, are also given. Helpfully, the swatches are all printed at actual size and essential instructions are given for those who are unfamiliar with colour knitting.


sewingisforgirls.blogspot.com

Oct 13

This is such a great resource book for those looking for fairisle knitting designs. However, it's not just a dictionary of design but also a guide to more advanced knitting, such as steeking and designing garments. It's so accessible but gently stretching too. There are 29 pages on increasing, decreasing, working in the round and holding the yarn with heaps of tips for working with two or more colours. I've always loved going at my own pace with knitting, gradually teaching myself all the techniques one at a time, then coasting for a while until I get bored. I do feel as if I want to try the hat above, maybe in my favourite colour combo - white and red. There are four projects at the back of the book to knit - a cowl, a hat, mittens and a pincushion. The rest of the book is comprised of 168 design charts with an example swatch to show you what it looks like. There are black and white charts as well as colour charts and alternative colourway charts to inspire you. I love the Scandinavian look. The jumpers have really come back into fashion again, so maybe now is the time to knit your own? http://sewingisforgirls.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/150-scandinavian-knitting-designs-by.html


Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts

Sept 13

Following on from 200 Fair-Isle Designs, Mary is back with colourful Scandinavian knitting. Some of the designs will strike you as more obviously Scandinavian than others. Actual size swatches are shown together with charts and alternative colourways for the designs. The charts are easy to use. For all levels of knitters used to working with more than one colour of yarn, this is a useful book. Essential techniques are given for those unfamiliar with colour knitting. It includes symbols and motifs, animals, flowers and traditional geometric patterns. You can combine the designs to make your own unique patterns. There are also four projects included for you to make a cowl, hat, mittens and pincushion. Great for those who like to design their own knitwear.


Craft Business

Aug 13

The Scandinavian vibe continues to be a huge trend heading into summer, as it still reels from its winter success. This book certainly taps into the fashion with 100 authentic designs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Suitable for both beginner and advanced knitters, it is a collection of inspirational patterns and charming motifs, including flowers, hearts and stars. Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy to read colour charts and a reverse colourway suggestion. With clear details on reading colour charts and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, the book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing readers to create their own designs. The techniques and information are basic enough to appeal to knitters and those needing a refresher too.

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