The Nordic Knitting Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Scandinavian Colorwork

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Product Description Everything You Need to Know to Master ColorworkGorgeous Scandinavian knitwear is within reach for knitters of all levels with this collection of timeless patterns and essential techniques. Kristin Drysdale, founder of Scandiwork, has taught countless knitters the art of colorwork with her innovative and approachable methods. If you’ve ever felt intimidated by ornate, multicolor patterns, Kristin’s encouraging guidance, step-by-step photos, and foolproof instructions will make you fall in love with Nordic knitting. Inspired by Kristin’s Scandinavian heritage, these designs combine traditional patterns and motifs with stylish, easy-to-wear shapes. Knitting with multiple yarns creates a warmer knit fabric for high-quality garments and accessories to gift or wear all year long. First-time colorwork knitters will be encouraged by how easy and fun Kristin makes the process of knitting gorgeous yet doable yoke sweaters, mittens, and hats. More advanced knitters will love creating ornate slippers, mittens, and sweaters with beautiful Scandinavian details. With a wide range of sizes for adults as well as patterns for little ones, the whole family can enjoy the Scandinavian look. This is more than a pattern collection?it’s a trusted resource you’ll return to season after season. Review “Whether you are a beginner or an avid knitter, you will be enchanted by Kristin’s take on Scandinavian colorwork, which is beautifully presented in this book.”–SINI KRAMER, editor and co-founder of Laine Publishing“This gorgeous book, chock-full of Nordic knits by the accomplished and talented designer Kristin Drysdale, will definitely inspire you. The beautiful designs and clearly written patterns are fresh, motivating, and–most importantly–doable!”–SUSAN B. ANDERSON, creative director and co-founder of Barrett Wool Co.“Kristin’s amazingly beautiful book carries the spirit of the Nordic heritage we both share!”–MAJA KARLSSON, author of Traditional Swedish Knitting Patterns and Maja’s Swedish Mittens From the Back Cover Kristin Drysdale, founder of Scandiwork, shares her innovative and approachable method for mastering colorwork knitting. With a family heritage in Denmark and Norway, Kristin is an expert in traditional Scandinavian knitting and has been teaching colorwork to beginners for years. Kristin?s clear techniques make it easy for knitters of all levels to create the colorful designs of their dreams. Her unique, friendly instructions talk readers through each step, so achieving impressive results is fun and foolproof. Beginners won?t believe how easy it is to knit up gorgeous patterned mittens, slippers and hats. More advanced knitters will love creating beautifully ornate yoke sweaters with simple execution. Readers can create snowflakes, swirls, stars and other creative motifs, along with beautiful geometric designs. Plus knitting with multiple yarns creates a warmer knit fabric, for high-quality garments and accessories to gift or wear all winter long. With a wide range of sizes for adults and patterns for little ones, the whole family can enjoy the trendy yet timeless Scandinavian look. This is more than a pattern collection?packed with essential techniques and clever tips, it?s the ultimate guide to colorwork knitting. This book will have 20 patterns and 60 photos. About the Author Kristin Drysdale, the founder of Scandiwork, is a prolific knitwear designer and educator, teaching workshops across the United States. Her designs have been published in Laine Magazine and Knitter’s Magazine, and she has designed patterns for Harrisville Designs and Brown Sheep Company. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.