Knits from the heart of Norway 30 sweaters, hats, socks, and mittens inspired by the Telemark region

Irene Haugland

Book - 2015

"Talented knitwear designer Irene Haugland blends her love for the natural beauty, people, and cultural heritage of Telemark with her contemporary sense for color and pattern in these 30 inspiring works of art. Perfect for the ski slopes, a chilly country afternoon, or a busy city sidewalk, these designs include sweaters, cardigans, socks, hats, and mittens for men, women, and children, with step-by-step instructions, gorgeous color photographs, and the occasional finishing touch of traditional Norwegian embroidery."--

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2nd Floor 746.432/Haugland Due Jul 1, 2024
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square 2015.
Main Author
Irene Haugland (author)
Physical Description
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Review by Library Journal Review

Designer Haugland, a native of Norway's Telemark region, got her start in knitwear design during the 1970s, and her career has included designing ski sweaters for clothing manufacturer Dale of Norway. Throughout her experience, Haugland has maintained a fascination with traditional Norwegian costume, which informs the styles in this collection of sweaters and accessories with modern elegance. The designs feature small groupings with shared characteristics, such as a motif or a color palette, and each selection includes items for men, women, and children. Each of the pieces features all-over stranded colorwork, and the themes will be familiar to knitters well versed in Scandinavian stranded knitting-lots of stars, stripes, checkerboard patterns, and florals. But it's the details that set Haugland's ideas apart-whether it's surface embroidery or a clever choice of a closure for a cardigan, the embellishments pop in a thoroughly fresh way. Full-color charts-a must for colorwork this intricate-as well as guidelines for shaping, steeking, and finishing are presented. -VERDICT Knitters who enjoy Scandinavian-style colorwork à la Dale of Norway or Mary Jane Mucklestone will adore Haugland's designs. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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