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By Hélène Magnússon

Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom strategies and Projects is a wealthy and sundry choice of styles for people mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wrist heaters, sweaters, shoe inserts, and extra, all encouraged through conventional handknitted artifacts from the fabric Museum in Blönduós, Iceland. Iceland boasts a wealthy historical past of knitting; thank you in equivalent components to the island’s particular wool, the cruel weather, and the necessity to conflict the weather, Icelandic knitters have constructed particular traditions of needlework strategies and handknit kinds. within the pages of this e-book, popular Icelandic knitwear dressmaker Hélène Magnùsson supplies an array of lovely styles that mirror the intensity of the country’sknitting traditions. You’ll savour the totally illustrated recommendations part, the plentiful colour photos, and the designated checklist of assets for Icelandic and Scandinavian knitting. greater than only a publication of knitting, this e-book is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and tradition, classic photos, and vintage Icelandic recipes. Magnùsson believes that the way to shield traditions is to proceed utilizing them, giving them new existence. And with this definitive number of styles, she has performed simply that.

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Eighty one . . . 88 . . . ninety two . . . ninety six . . a hundred . . 104 bankruptcy four: encouraged by means of lace . . . . . halldóra lengthy scarf. . . . . . Margrét Triangular scarf . . . lace hood . . . . . . . . . . . Klukka Skirt . . . . . . . . . . . lacy Skotthúfa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 one hundred ten 114 a hundred and twenty 124 128 exact strategies . . abbreviations . . . . Yarn assets . . . . knitting References . acknowledgments . . in regards to the writer and Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 one hundred forty one hundred forty a hundred and forty 142 143 a hundred and forty four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Text) (Ray) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 Title:MBi-Icelandic Handknits #175 Dtp:225 Page:5 11/22/12 1:11 PM 11/22/12 12:26 PM 001-015_29716. indd 6 001-015_29716. indd 6 (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 Title:MBi-Icelandic Handknits #175 Dtp:225 Page:6 11/22/12 1:11 PM 11/22/12 12:26 PM FoRewoRd by way of Elín S. SIgurðardóTTIr, supervisor, cloth Museum in Blönduós, Iceland The e-book that you just now carry on your palms, Icelandic handknits, offers considerate perception into the knitting traditions practiced in Iceland in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries. in this time, very high quality yarns have been spun with the gentle undercoat or the rougher outer coat of Icelandic sheep and made into inventive artifacts, knitted and woven, in an enormous array of traditional sheep shades or plant-dyed colorings. it's so inspiring to determine how the previous knitted artifacts from the cloth Museum’s assortment were given new existence in hélène’s arms. the various artifacts were easily re-created, whereas others have served as a springboard for a wholly new layout. The fabric Museum is commemorated to be part of this e-book. at the first day of the Icelandic summer time, April 19, 2012 Elín S. Sigurðardóttir, fabric Museum supervisor a quick background of tHe cloth MuseuM in Blönduós The fabric Museum was once initially opened in 1976 at the centennial trade anniversary of town of Blönduós, positioned nearly one hundred fifty five miles (250 km) north of Reykjavík in Northwest Iceland. the root for the museum was once laid by means of individuals of the Women’s Union of Austur-Húnavatnssýsla (In Icelandic: Samband austur-húnvetnskra kvenna), which had shaped a folks museum committee within the early Nineteen Sixties composed of representatives from ten women’s agencies from 3 counties: jap Húnavatnssýsla, Western Húnavatnssýsla, and Strandasýsla. there has been a few confrontation approximately the place the museum can be situated, however the committee ultimately made up our minds to set up the Húnavatns- and Strandasýslu people Museum at Reykir in Hrútafjörður. many folks museum committee contributors have been unsatisfied with this choice, but if it grew to become transparent that there has been no foundation for developing one other people museum in Blönduós, the committee replaced their identify to the cloth Museum Committee and fascinated with gathering goods that informed the tale of Iceland’s wealthy fabric background. contrary: View from the fabric Museum in Blönduós of the mouth of the River Blandá, the most effective rivers for salmon fishing in Iceland.

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