Wouldn’t you know it? I forget to include the best of the Swedish-language Swedish knitting books when I was talking about books about traditional Swedish knitting yesterday.
This is a fabulous little book — also sent to me by Johanne (hej Johanne!). Lots of great illustrations and charts.
I briefly mentioned Bohus knitting yesterday — I’ve also got a Swedish-language book on Bohus, courtesy of Johanne.
Karen mentioned a few other books on Swedish and Scandivnavian knitting:
The Mitten Book by Inger & Ingrid Gottfridsson.
Knitting in the Nordic Tradition by Vibeke Lind.
And Nordic Knitting by Susanne Pagoldh.
As you can see, I have the first two of those books mentioned. I did own Nordic Knitting by Susanne Pagoldh but I loaned it to someone years ago who never returned it and subsequently disappeared. I’d replace it, but the prices for it that I’ve seen are all pretty high. I’ve managed to live without it for several years, so I think I’ll survive.
As Karen pointed out in her comment, the last two books mentioned are about Nordic knitting, not just Swedish.
I’ve got more.
The Complete Book of Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor has a chapter on Swedish knitting, and lots of charted out motifs.
And of course I have Alice Starmore’s Scandinavian Knitting, which, in my opinion, is not one of her better books. But it has a few nice things in it.
What do you think of “Scandinavian Knitting Designs” by Pauline Chatterton? The book has wonderful charts of all sorts of motifs, but the patterns are not so great (pillows!–not the sort of thing I’d knit). I’ve put the motifs into small projects (gloves).
I haven’t seen that book. But I will soon. I ordered a used copy today from an Amazon third-party seller. Hee hee.
Now I’ve got a number of books on Norwegian knitting, but I’m always on the look-out for books on Swedish Knitting.
This Cracks Me Up
The sign posted on one of two dumpsters (yep, we got two of them now!) parked outside our office suite:
I know what it says, but when I look at it I see “White Trash Only.” Hee hee hee! Yep, I’m childish like that.
In a couple of weeks my office is moving into temporary quarters so our current space can undergo a long-overdue renovation. We are being exhorted to throw away as much stuff as possible. Quite cathartic, that.
I know I’m not supposed to be up on the table but I need to keep a look-out for baby chicks.
We’re over $12,000, guys! Have a great weekend!