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Viking Patterns for Knitting: Inspiration…

Viking Patterns for Knitting: Inspiration and Projects for Today's Knitter (1998)

by Elsebeth Lavold

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Lovely improved cable techniques! The patterns as such are perhaps not that interesting, but the cables are extraordinary! ( )
  Ylle | Dec 5, 2010 |
I used cable patterns from this book to make an enormous and beautiful wedding afghan for a friend. Although the sweater patterns that are included in the book are ok, the real strength of this book is as a library of wonderful cables to include in original projects. ( )
1 vote antimony | Feb 27, 2007 |
Lavold's patterns can be a bitch to follow, but no one designs cabled sweaters as lovely as hers. ( )
1 vote Crowyhead | Nov 1, 2005 |
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Berglund, Per ErikPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 157076137X, Hardcover)

In Viking Patterns for Knitting, ancient Nordic ornamentation has been translated into an exquisite array of designs for knitters. Featuring 14 projects, clear instructions and charts, inspiring color photos, and 60 Viking motifs.

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Viking Patterns for Knitting is the result of years of research by Swedish knitwear designer Elsebeth Lavold, who explored patterns of ornamentation found on Viking artifacts, such as swords, buckles, combs, and rune stones. Now, by means of clever knitting innovation (which makes it possible to start a knitted knot in the middle of a sweater), she has adapted these richly intricate knots and braids into gorgeous, fully modern garment designs. The 14 Knitting projects include a hooded sweater with interlaced half-hitches; a cardigan with delicate figure-eight knots; an elegant tunic with serpentine ropework; and father-and-son pullovers inspired by rune stones. Sixty motifs are clearly presented in pictures, text, and charts, including the entire runic alphabet and a striking collections of Viking artifacts. Viking Patterns for Knitting is an adventure in Nordic forms with roots a thousand years deep.… (more)

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