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      Margaretha Finseth

Norwegian Knitting Designs

A Collection from Some of Norway’s Leading Knitting Designers

Margaretha Finseth (Redaktør)

«<p>This book is a reprint of a book originally published in North America in 2002, and in Norway in 1999. I remember when it came out – I was working at Interweave Press and all worked ceased as we passed the book around oohing and ahhing.</p> <p>I had the same reaction revisiting this reprint. Even though it’s 20 years old, I would still knit and gleefully wear most of the patterns in the book.</p> <p>12 Norwegian designers use traditional Scandinavian motifs and techniques but create garments that are determinately modern. They play with layering, shape, color and overall feeling.</p> <p>The designs are amazing, but not for beginners. The charts are complex, and there is tricky knitting to create such unique garments.</p>»

, Knitty.com
This beautiful book presents the very best of contemporary Norwegian knitwear design, drawing on its traditional roots while planting it firmly in the twenty-first century. It includes over thirty contemporary knitted garments by some of Norway's foremost knitting designers, all using classic Norwegian-spun wool yarns and based on traditional Norwegian patterns. Les mer
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Vår pris: 248,-

(Paperback)
Leveringstid: Usikker levering*
*Vi bestiller varen fra forlag i utlandet. Dersom varen finnes, sender vi den så snart vi får den til lager

This beautiful book presents the very best of contemporary Norwegian knitwear design, drawing on its traditional roots while planting it firmly in the twenty-first century. It includes over thirty contemporary knitted garments by some of Norway's foremost knitting designers, all using classic Norwegian-spun wool yarns and based on traditional Norwegian patterns. Each design is accompanied by stunning photographs of the items themselves as well as the countryside that inspired them, together with details of the materials used, pattern charts and clearly written instructions.
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Forlag: Search Press Ltd
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 128
ISBN: 9781782217121
Format: 29 x 24 cm
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«<p>This book is a reprint of a book originally published in North America in 2002, and in Norway in 1999. I remember when it came out – I was working at Interweave Press and all worked ceased as we passed the book around oohing and ahhing.</p> <p>I had the same reaction revisiting this reprint. Even though it’s 20 years old, I would still knit and gleefully wear most of the patterns in the book.</p> <p>12 Norwegian designers use traditional Scandinavian motifs and techniques but create garments that are determinately modern. They play with layering, shape, color and overall feeling.</p> <p>The designs are amazing, but not for beginners. The charts are complex, and there is tricky knitting to create such unique garments.</p>»

, Knitty.com

«<p>If you've ever wanted to learn how to knit, doing so from a master of Scandinavian sweaters is the way to go. Margaretha Finseth is a designer and brand manager at House of Yarn in Norway and this book will bring you through more than 30 traditional Scandinavian designs.</p> <p>See the full list of Martha Stewart's craft book recommendations here.</p>»

, 9 Crafty Books We're Reading in 2019

«<p>Offering a contemporary take on traditional Norwegian designs, this new and updated pattern book includes more than 30 modern garments by some of the country’s foremost designers. Each is crafted from classic Norwegian spun wool yarn and based on a traditional pattern. With stunning photographs, detailed pattern charts and instructions, this is a gem for knitting enthusiasts. </p>»

Craft Focus Magazine, Issue 71 (Feb/March 2019)
Foreword 3



Washing and care of wool garments 4



Mette N. Handberg 6

- 'Virgin' 8

- 'The Siren's Heart' 16



Lise Kolstad 24

- Swan sweater with bird motifs 26

- Embellished jacket with birds and flowers 30



Solveig Hisdal 34

- Garter Stitch jacket, cap and bag

- Jacket 40



Kirsti Braein 44

- Sweater with detached collar, cap and wristwarmers 46

- Princess-line Sweater 50



Kari Hestnes 54

- Aran sweater 56

- Rainbow jacket 60



Iselin Hafseld 64

- Short sweater in blue tones 66

- Short, wide sweater with collar 70



Irene Haugland Zahl 74

- 'Eydehavn' patterned jacket 76

- 'Lunde' sweater with pleated welt and decorative bands 80



Anne Helene Gjelstad 84

- From Selbu to the Sahara 86

- Carpathian black roses 90



Kari Haugen 94

- Child's sweater with a cat pattern 96

- Fitted embroidered jacket 100



Betty Hermansen 104

- Jacket with hat 106

- Short jacket with hat 110



Margaretha Finseth 116

- The darkness and light of winter 118

- Grey stones, white sea trading and boat rugs 122



Afterword 127
Margaretha Finseth is one of several high profile knitting designers based in Norway. After training for several years in the production of costume and handwoven textiles, Margaretha directed her passion for clothing towards knitting design and since 1985 has had her own company selling and designing hand- and machine-knitted garments in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Margaretha has developed dozens of special designs for numerous magazines and fashion journals, and since the 1990s has written articles on design and trends in for publications such as The New, Fashion Journal, Women & Clothing, and Hers.



Besides pursuing a career in clothing for high-end fashion markets and groups, Margaretha is an advocate for producing ecological handknitted clothing in pure materials and for supporting and consulting designers in the Eastern Hemisphere. She works closely teams in Nepal to producing collections that not only sustainably sourced but also reflect her passion for unique, beautifully patterned textiles.