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Selbuvotter:: Biography of a Knitting Tradition

Selbuvotter Cover
by Terri Shea

ISBN 978-0-9793126-0-1
8.25" x 10.625", 128p b&w, Perfect-bound

$24.95 Add to Cart

Discover the rich history and traditions of Norway's iconic black-and-white mittens.

What started as a dare became an icon of Norwegian knitting and started a snowball of knitting traditions across the North Atlantic. Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition follows the story of these beautiful mittens and gloves, from folk tradition to major regional industry to national symbol, and passes the tradition on with over 30 patterns taken from actual antiques. Every aspect of business today can be found in the story of Selbu knitting. And above it all, thousands of women and men, using spare moments to create spectacular designs that are as fresh today as they were 150 years ago.

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Norwegian Knitting Designs

Norwegian Knitting Designs Cover
by Annichen Sibbern Bohn

ISBN 978-0-9793126-1-8
80 pages, 6.75" X 9.125" b&w, Perfect-bound

$19.95 Add to Cart

Now back in print, after decades, Norwegian Knitting Designs holds a wealth of traditional Norwegian knitting charts. Author Annichen Sibbern Bhn travelled the Norwegian countryside, collected folk patterns that early 20th century modernization was quickly leaving behind, and in 1929, published them in a slim yet vibrant volume that nearly single-handedly saved this tradition from the ragpile of history. Norwegian Knitting Designs provides a rich library of charted patterns for knitters, needleworkers, and craftspeople of all kinds.

The new publication contains all of the charts from Norwegian and English editions, plus two sweater and one cap patterns, in their original form. This edition is sure to inspire today's craftspeople and designers to use the old designs in their new creations. Editor Terri Shea, author of "Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition" has added tips on substituting charts into existing patterns and designing new projects using the symbolic meanings of folk (and modern) motifs as a leaping-off point to guide today's artists creativity.

Visit Norwegian Knitting Designs's own website to see more.