I have always admired knitters who can make Scandinavian patterns. The designs are simply amazing and I certainly respect anyone who can knit these designs. This week’s book review is all about how to make these amazing motifs.
150 Scandinavian Motifs: The Knitter’s Directory by Mary Jane Mucklestone is a great book for knitters who want to tackle these challenging and beautiful designs. It starts with how to read a chart, understanding yarn labels and types of yarn, and the basics of knitting. It explains the importance of making swatches, how to weave, and blocking. What I found really interesting was the information on how to steek – knitting without interruption around openings like button holes or arm holes. It then moves on to how to work with color and the traditional Scandinavian patterns.
The book then moves on to the patterns. All I can say is wow! The photography is great – nice and close up and the diagrams are very easy to follow. They used great yarn colors to show off the designs while making it easy to see the difference between the two yarns. It ends with projects and how to use those patterns to make hats, mittens, cowls, and more. I think my favorite is the blossom pincushion pattern.
Anyone who wants to bring their knitting to the next level definitely needs this book. You will not be disappointed!
So just like normal, this book can be yours! As usual, the rules are simple:
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2. Make sure you “like” the book review post on Facebook.
3. I pick a winner!
I’ll pick the lucky winner on September 18th. Good luck!