Medieval-inspired Knits

Medieval-inspired Knits

Stunning Brocade and Swirling Vine Patterns With Embellished Borders

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Offers twenty original patterns for experienced knitters inspired by murals, paintings, and tapestries in the medieval churches of the province of Uppland, Sweden.

Perseus Publishing
Inspired by the richly decorated interiors of medieval churches in Sweden, this sumptuous collection of 20 original knitwear designs includes sweaters, vests, jackets, scarves, and gloves for women, men, and children, all graced with the delicate swirling vines, detailed borders, and striking motifs characteristic of the Middle Ages in Scandinavia. Full-color photos provide a fascinating glimpse into the creative and religious history of Sweden; step-by-step instructions and thorough diagrams allow knitters to make these brilliant works of art new again.

Publisher: North Pomfret, Vt. : Trafalgar Square ; Bath : Manning Partnership [distributor], c2012
Description: 128 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781570765612
Branch Call Number: 746.432 Lun
Additional Contributors: Rhoades, Carol Huebscher.


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Feb 16, 2015

Absolutely exquisite garments! With the complicated designs and much color stranded work, this book is definitely geared towards the more advanced knitter. If you are a beginning knitter, this book with give you great inspiration and may well evoke a strong desire to fine tune your craft, just so you can dive in to these designs.

Jan 26, 2015

mostly two-color knit designs, sewn-in sleeve method, lovely reproductions of Swedish church decorations. Exquisite. I would wear any of these.

Nov 17, 2014

I liked the explanation of how she took inspiration from paintings, murals, alterpieces, etc. and adapted the designs, colours etc. Her colour choices are beautiful and the photographs do them, and the original source material, justice. The garments themselves are not to my taste (most are quite boxy and/or busy), but there are great ideas here that could be adapted into more flattering items.
Why publishers/authors choose to include basic knitting instructions in books like this eludes me, as beginning knitters are not going to be able to tackle these designs (stranded colourwork, intarsia, steeks).

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