Scaninavian Knitting Designs - Book

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Scandinavian Knitting Designs by Pauline Chatterton; 1977; soft cover; 264 pages; out of print.

I recently obtained this book on stranded knitting patterns. Contrary to the book’s title, these patterns are from the Scandinavian mainland as well as for the Shetland Islands, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. There are 159 different patterns as well as instructions for sweater, afghans, pillows and scarves. There is also a short chapter on the history of this type of knitting style.

As can be seen from the photos, this is really just a book of different stranded patterns. Typical of books from this time, there are very few colour photos; almost everything is black and white. But, it still is a valuable resource book if one is looking for different patterns for stranded work. These are still readily available for little money and I can recommend it if you can source it on the cheap.

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stef's picture

I would love to spend a day

I would love to spend a day going through your library of books, you have some wonderful resource books and thanks for sharing them with us

kiwiknitter's picture

You're always welcome - pop

You're always welcome - pop in anytime! Bring along your knitting bag and I'll put the kettle on the hobb (will that be Asaam or Oolong?). Add some freshly baked scones, butter, homemade jam and clotted cream and we can settle in for a long time. I'm always keen for knitting company.

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BuduR's picture

hahaha "freshly baked" and

hahaha "freshly baked" and "homemade" are two words that will get you a standing room only crowd.

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kiwiknitter's picture

Sorry, knitters only! Knit

Sorry, knitters only!

Knit like the wind!

Asbjörn's picture

Ok, I wanted the book but

Ok, I wanted the book but now you bring clotted cream into the post? I'm on the verge of drooling. We can't get it in the states (unless you live in a major metropolitan area with a good gourmet shop). Hmm, I think I would eat a gym sock as long as it were covered in jam and clotted cream.
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BuduR's picture

and just for you my dear,

and just for you my dear, this is where I get clotted cream
http://www.ukgoods.com/clotted-cream-p-81.html

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Asbjörn's picture

Thank you! It's so

Thank you! It's so inexpensive too. It's funny, I've never thought of looking it up online.
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albert's picture

Clotted cream? If you kept

Clotted cream? If you kept your receipt you should be able to get a refund.

albert's picture

This one looks interesting.

This one looks interesting. There are a few on Amazon at a good price. I just ordered one for $4.

Kerry's picture

Looks like a good resource.

Looks like a good resource. Where did you find it?

kiwiknitter's picture

I got it at a used book

I got it at a used book shop. The selection of knitting books here is rather dismal so I have to resort to a wide variety of places to source them such as ebay, amazon and other book searches. The downside is that I often can't view them prior to purchase. I always appreciate knitting book reviews; they often help me to make wise purchases.

Knit like the wind!