Swedish Handknits

Swedish Handknits

A Collection of Heirloom Designs

Book - 2012
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Swedish Handknits is a collection of patterns for sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, headbands, and bags, all inspired by the historic textiles housed at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Institute was the first to host the successful Bohus knitting exhibit in America, so it's fitting that their world-class textile collection provides the inspiration for these designs. As in the authors' Norwegian Handknits , vintage photographs of Swedish immigrants, recipes, and photos of the artifacts that inspired the designs will be included, along with a short history of knitting in Sweden. Bohus, twined knitting, and Swedish mittens are some of the many techniques featured in the book.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Voyageur Press, 2012, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780760339640
Branch Call Number: 746. 432041 FLA
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kosel, Janine 1964-- Author


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Oct 23, 2013

I had an opportunity to review this wonderful book. I was interested in what it contained based on the fact that I had a grandmother who was a swede. The patterns and knitting techniques are wonderful. Unfortunately, I do not yet have the skills to work these patterns. Maybe in a couple years I will review this book again. For those wanting some heirloom experience, there are wonderfully intricate patterns.

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