- Looking to the traditional knitting techniques of Scandinavia, Estonia, Iceland, and the Faroe and Shetland islands, she offers modern interpretations of such heritage techniques as twined knitting, two-color knitting, lace techniques, damask, fair isle, embroidery, and rya (knotted knitting similar to shag carpet)
- The projects in the book embrace the Danish notion of hygge - taking pleasure in comforting and cozy things, and often associated with family and close friends
- Emphasizing pattern and color, these knitted designs also embody the Scandinavian aesthetic of making utilitarian objects beautiful as well as useful
- Lucinda Guy continues her exploration of folk-knitting traditions in this colorful volume of small projects and accessories
- Additionally, the book celebrates the specific wools traditionally used in each project and provides thumbnail sketches of the history and folk culture surrounding each technique.
- The 20 projects include mittens, socks, hats, scarves, and bags, and are perfect for wearing and gifting
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