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Solveig Larsson's Knitted Mittens: Over 40 Wearable Patterns Inspired by the Landscape, Legends, and Lasting Traditions of Northern Sweden
Author: Solveig Larsson
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Publication Date: 2015
Knit your way through more than 40 new mitten patterns inspired by the enchanting landscape and fascinating history of northern Swedenthe forests, lakes, and deeply-rooted traditions that have surrounded knitwear designer Solveig Larsson all her life. Each knitted mitten design brings with it a photo, a story, and a piece of Sweden’s past, gathered together to form a collection that will warm hands while sharing the beauties of a region rich in vistas, legends, and textile art.
Solveig Larsson has written a terrific book on northern Swedish traditional mittens. I love books like this. The patterns are based on excellent research of the folk tradition and the mitten patterns have faithfully copied the technique of northern Sweden. But the mittens are also intensely modern. There is good use of colour and the author encourages you to add your own special twist to your mittens by being inventive with colour combinations. Although there are lots of illustrations of finished mittens the book charts are simply done in back and white. Oh the freedom to dare with colour!