Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Designs

Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Designs

by Sue Flanders, Janine Kosel

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781610585729
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 08/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Sue Flanders is co-author of Norwegian Handknits. Her knitwear designs have been published in many magazines and books over the years, including Knitting In America and Kids Knitting. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Janine Kosel is co-author of Norwegian Handknits. She has been knitting since her mother taught her as a young girl. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nina Clark and Curt Pederson of the American Swedish Institute
Chapter 1: Basic Knitting Techniques
Everyday Leggings
Long Stocking Hat
Sami Hat, Scarf, and Gauntlet Mittens
Immigrant Hood
Immigrant Mist Cowl
Chapter 2: Clever Knitting with Embellishments
Glass Bag
Stained-Glass Hat
Circle of Hearts Bag
Dala Horse Sweater
Manly Mansion Muffler
Chapter 3: Two-Color Knitting
Piper’s Hat
Deer Mittens
Hilma’s Gloves
Hope Chest Sweater
Traveler’s Sweater
Mansion Mittens
Chapter 4: Traditional Knitting Techniques
Swedish Mittens Two-Color Knitting
Twinned-Knit Christmas Sock
Twinned-Knit Fingerless Gloves
Twinned-Knit Costume Sock
Sidna’s Sweater
Bohus-Inspired Dressing Room Cowl
Bohus-Inspired Birch Tree Hat
Chapter 5: Swedish Celebrations
Lucia Pillows
All Things Swedish Shawl
Dala Horse Garland
Tomten Wristers
Daisy Top and Daisy Chain
Crayfish Hot Pad
Special Techniques Used
Yarn Sources
Knitting References

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