Knitting book online

Just found out that one of my favourite knitting books (published in the 80s) is available to read for free online! It's very difficult to get hold of - I am lucky to have my grandmother's copy. The book, written by Vibeke Lind, was translated into English as "Knitting in the Nordic Tradition" but I guess those copies are just as difficult to find.

The online version is in the original Danish, but it actually doesn't matter much if you don't know a word of the language: the book is a great collection of charts, mostly for stranded colourwork.

And there are wonderful old photos of people knitting and/or wearing knitted garments.

Hope you find it useful!

Strik med nordisk tradition

Bill's picture

That's amazing...have to figure out how to save a few of those pages...

Tallguy's picture

I see you have to join to be able to print any pages. I've seen this book, but don't have it in my collection.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for sharing this link. I've read the English version and found it a delightful source of information.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

My local library in Canada has this book and I have borrowed it at least 30 times. I often use it for my bed-time reading. I have copied patterns and directions into my knitting journal and have used some of the patterns for mittens and sweaters. I love it and am glad you directed us to the book online. Now I can read it in Mexico as well.

ttoad6889's picture

I flipped thru the pages, & found the Thumb of the glove on page 112 is amazing!

I'm just alittle new at knitting-I learned to knit to make my daughter a bag graduation. Unfortunately, I did the bag in colors I like, she didn't. I'm being forced to do her another bag, obviously not by her. It'll be another shock for christmas-maybe

Kerry's picture

Thanks Ivar, I've done a search and discovered this book in my Knitters Guild library, must get hold of it.

davidUK's picture