By Hélène Magnússon

Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom strategies and Projects is a wealthy and sundry selection of styles for folks mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wrist heaters, sweaters, shoe inserts, and extra, all encouraged via conventional handknitted artifacts from the fabric Museum in Blönduós, Iceland. Iceland boasts a wealthy background of knitting; thank you in equivalent components to the island’s targeted wool, the cruel weather, and the necessity to conflict the weather, Icelandic knitters have constructed special traditions of needlework recommendations and handknit types. within the pages of this e-book, well known Icelandic knitwear dressmaker Hélène Magnùsson gives you an array of gorgeous styles that mirror the intensity of the country’sknitting traditions. You’ll relish the totally illustrated recommendations part, the abundant colour pictures, and the unique record of assets for Icelandic and Scandinavian knitting. greater than only a e-book of knitting, this publication is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and tradition, classic images, and vintage Icelandic recipes. Magnùsson believes that how one can shield traditions is to proceed utilizing them, giving them new existence. And with this definitive number of styles, she has performed simply that.

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