Knitting with Icelandic Wool (Hardback)
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Knitting with Icelandic Wool (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 13/02/2013
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One of the best known types of yarn, Icelandic wool or Lopi is used to make sweaters that have a long-lasting and classic appeal. This 100 per cent pure wool yarn is lighter, warmer, and more water-resistant than yarns from elsewhere, as the long-coated native Icelandic sheep have developed over time to ensure as much protection as possible from the harsh northern climate, giving the wool its special properties. With over sixty-five gorgeous designs, there are patterns for a range of garments for the whole family - from variations on the traditional Icelandic yoked sweaters to smaller projects such as woolly hats, socks, and scarves, to stunning lacy garments and other more contemporary designs - all knit in different weights of Icelandic wool. For all of the patterns complete step-by-step instructions are paired with easy-to-follow lace and colour knitting charts, and all the stitches, techniques, and abbreviations you need - including how to work two-colour knitting - and more are in the back. Beautifully photographed in Iceland and created in collaboration with Iceland's largest wool manufacturer, Istex, the book includes a brief history on the emergence of the Icelandic Lopi sweater and the Icelandic wool industry. "Knitting with Icelandic Wool" is an exceptional resource for all knitters looking for new designs or traditional styles with a modern twist to make in this uniquely lightweight bulky yarn known as Lopi.

Publisher: Griffin Publishing
ISBN: 9781250024800
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 1288 g
Dimensions: 279 x 219 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The combination of knitting history, attractive patterns, and in-depth information about Icelandic knitting traditions and techniques make this an excellent addition to knitting collections." --Library Journal starred review

"Truly an inspiring book.... The sport-to-chunky sweaters all incorporate beautiful colorwork motifs, many easy enough for a beginning two-color knitter. Patterns for the smallest to tallest all look delightful. Vedis Jonsdottir has created a compelling book from every angle. Let's go get some Lopi!" --Knit Circus

"In general, the photography is wonderful, the patterns are beautiful, and the instructions are written clearly. The book is a hardcover, and feels and looks like a classic that you will return to time and again for wardrobe staples.... I recommend this book for knitters who like the classic Icelandic sweater look, who enjoy (or who want to venture into) stranded colorwork, and for those looking for a pattern book that will outlast the latest trends in knitwear." --Underground Crafter blog

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