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Medieval-inspired Knits

Stunning Brocade and Swirling Vine Patterns With Embellished Borders

Lundberg, Anna-Karin

(Book - 2012)
Medieval-inspired Knits
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Inspired by the richly decorated interiors of medieval churches in Sweden, this sumptuous collection of 20 original knitwear designs includes sweaters, vests, jackets, scarves, and gloves for women, men, and children, all graced with the delicate swirling vines, detailed borders, and striking motifs characteristic of the Middle Ages in Scandinavia. Full-color photos provide a fascinating glimpse into the creative and religious history of Sweden; step-by-step instructions and thorough diagrams allow knitters to make these brilliant works of art new again.
Publisher: North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square ; Bath : Manning Partnership [distributor], c2012.
ISBN: 9781570765612
1570765618
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. (some col.), map ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rhoades, Carol Huebscher

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Nov 17, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked the explanation of how she took inspiration from paintings, murals, alterpieces, etc. and adapted the designs, colours etc. Her colour choices are beautiful and the photographs do them, and the original source material, justice. The garments themselves are not to my taste (most are quite boxy and/or busy), but there are great ideas here that could be adapted into more flattering items.
Why publishers/authors choose to include basic knitting instructions in books like this eludes me, as beginning knitters are not going to be able to tackle these designs (stranded colourwork, intarsia, steeks).

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