“Poetry In Stitches – Clothes you can knit” by Solveig Hisdal; hard cover, 172 pages; 2001 (out of print). It was printed in Denmark but is written in English.
This book might be compared to the Alice Starmore fair isle book – out of print, very desirable and dear to purchase. I was able to get this for a reasonable price.
I first saw it referenced in another book and decided it would be a good addition to my knitting library. I was not disappointed when it arrived in the post yesterday morning and I had the opportunity to give it a good look.
Solveig Hisdal is from Norway and her patterns and garments have a definite Scandanavian feel about them. The book is packed with wondersul colour photographs, both of the knitted garments and also of the things that inspired the patterns (fabrics, paintings, landscapes, art work, etc). There are some child garments, one jumper for a bloke, and the rest are for women. But, the designs are all charted in colour so one could take a particular design and use it on a different garment. There are instructions for knitting all the garments shown in the book.
This is a great book for the stranded knitter who already has all the other books. I think it’s a good reference book as it charts designs which are not traditional for the most part. The photos I’ve included here are just a sample of the creative patterns in the book.