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Lavold is a Swedish knitwear designer who combines her interest in archaeology of the Viking period with her delight in patterned, structured knitting to produce the 14 projects in this book, including jackets, cardigans, pullovers, caps, socks, and mittens. More than simply a pattern book, this work provides valuable insight into the mind and methods of a master designer as she analyzes Viking artifacts and adapts their essence to knitting. For each pattern, photographs and charts of knitted motifs are shown adjacent to line drawings and photos of the Viking designs that inspired them. This is a "high-end" knitting-pattern book of classic garments that will appeal to experienced knitters looking for projects at once challenging and fascinating. Highly recommended for large public libraries and academic textile collections.
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Oh my! What a gorgeous book. Elsebeth has really done her homework. The hardest part about owning this book is deciding which project to start next. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003 by Jody Richards
I thought this book would be another pretty book about knitting. Was I surprised! Not only has the author done her homework as far as researching her subject, she has supplied... Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2003 by Amazon Customer
The patterns are beautiful with some unusual construction,including several interesting hats, pillows, and mittens in addition to gorgeous sweaters. Read morePublished on April 30 2002
This has been a most welcome addition to my library of knitting patterns. I suppose my knitting skills would be considered intermediate, and I've found the book to be very user... Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2001 by James trippe
When most people think of Nordic or Norwegian sweaters, they think of classic, multi-colored designs with snowflakes and reindeer. Read morePublished on March 31 2001 by Carol Peterson Hennekens
this is a fascinating book for anyone interested in Viking mythology and knitting.The patterns use intricate cables in a variety of yarn thicknesses and the instructions are clear... Read morePublished on March 19 2001
Viking Patterns for Knitting by Elsebeth Lavold is a book long overdue for those of us in love with Aran-style knitting emphasizing textured garments (knit, purl, cables, twisted... Read morePublished on Dec 14 2000 by jvmeadows