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  1. Norwegian Knitting Designs

    Norwegian Knitting Designs

    Wenche Roald and Annichen Sibbern Bohn.
    $39.95

    Norwegian Knitting Designs 90 Years Later, A New Look at the Classic collection of Scandinavian Motifs and Patterns, Wenche Roald and Annichen Sibbern Bohn. We imported this dear little book directly from Oslo for many years until it went out of print. Now knitter Wenche Roald has designed a plethora of garments (over 30 altogether), all utilizing motifs directly from the original book. AND as an added bonus, a reproduction of the original book is in a pocket on the inside back cover! The photo shows the new reproduction on the L, and an original edition from 1958 on the R. A beautiful oversized, hardcover, 279 page book. Learn More
  2. Meadow

    Meadow

    Marie Wallin
    $36.95

    From Marie Wallin: "MEADOW is a collection of seven beautiful Fair Isle and textured stitch designs inspired by the romantic and peaceful landscapes of Britain's spring meadows. The designs in the MEADOW collection are largely inspired by traditional Fair Isle patterns and ornamental design. Many of the shapes are more contemporary in look and styling with some of them being easy to change to a different colour, if so desired." Designs use Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift wool. 2019. Softcover. $36.95

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  3. Selbu Mittens

    Selbu Mittens

    Anne Bårdsgård
    $39.95

    This extraordinary book is now in English, thanks to Carol Rhoades. You will be staggered by variety of charts offered. Historically there is one motif for the cuff, another for the thumb gusset, then a thumb designs, a palm pattern, plus the main motif for the back of the hand. And for that narrow 3 to 5 stitch vertical divider between palm and back, there are no fewer than 60 different charts from which to choose. Hardcover, 296 pp. Published in English, 2019. Learn More
  4. Faroe Island Knits

    Faroe Island Knits

    Svanhild Strom and Marjun Biskopsto
    $27.95

    Over 30 Traditional Motifs and 25 projects from the North Atlantic, Svanhild Strom and Marjun Biskopsto (mother/daughter knitters). The subtitle describes the contents, and you will be captivated by the wonderful sweaters and stunning photography of the unique landscapes of the Faroe Islands. In English. Hardcover.

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  5. In the Footsteps of Sheep

    In the Footsteps of Sheep

    Debbie Zawinski

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     In the Footsteps of Sheep: Tales of a Journey Through Scotland, Walking, Spinning, and Knitting Socks captivated us from the first glance at its striking photographs and the author's beguiling prose. In the Footsteps of Sheep details the completion of a mission the author, Debbie Zawinski, a Welsh-born Scot, set for herself: to travel and camp throughout Scotland, find cast off tufts of wool from 10 Scottish sheep breeds, then spin the wool on her spinning stick while walking (or waiting for ferries), and finally design and knit one pair of socks to represent each breed...all the while writing about her adventures and taking plenty of photographs. Debbie has written beautifully about her journey; the hills, shorelines, and bogs explored; the sheep and people she met along the way; weather both foul and fair, and a particularly exciting chapter about the intriguing St Kilda archipelago and its feral Soay and Boreray sheep.

    The eleven sock patterns, one at the end of each chapter, are a bonus and, for those of us unable to gather and spin our own fleece (!), all were test-knitted with commercial wools. Ten of the patterns represent the different sheep breeds from which Debbie gathered her fleece, and the eleventh combines fleece from all ten breeds into one sock. The designs are knitted from top to toe with different motifs, among them color-patterns, cables, spirals, stripes, Kilt Hose with top-turnovers, and a pair of baby booties. 192 pages, Softcover. (Note to International Customers: I Knit London is a U.K. source and Gemini Fibres is a Canadian source. You may find lower shipping costs by purchasing through suppliers closer to you.)

    From In the Footsteps of Sheep: "Here there are no barbed wire fences, no roads, no gates with stiff spring catches; this is a land of heather, moorland grasses and sphagnum moss. The sheep and I can walk anywhere, uninterrupted. The upper moorlands of a hill top world like this are wastelands for some, fit only for wind turbines, but I feel free in a way I can experience nowhere else."


    From Felicity Ford, author of Knitsonik: "In the Footsteps of Sheep arrived  this morning and you should know that I actually cried for joy just now when I looked through it. What a thoroughly gorgeous and glorious tome, full of sheep and landscapes and knitting with a deeply embedded sense of place. I shall savour every page."

    Available as a print book $26.95; add the streaming audio for $10 (discount is applied in the cart) or purchase the streaming audio on its own for $19.95. Streaming audio is not a physical product; it is streamed through audio files that are placed in your account for you.

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  6. Knits from the Heart of Norway
    $24.95

    30 Sweaters, Hats, Socks & Mittens Inspired by the Telemark Region This beautiful part of of the country is famous for skiing, and also has given rise to a great deal of the lovely Norwegian color-pattern designs so familiar to knitters. Irene Haugland's 30 patterns spring from 8 major themes which the author plays upon to design her lovely garments for men, woman and children. For instance, Lunde is a design for a woman's peplum sweater, which becomes a girl's dress, plus a boy's and a man's henley-neck pullover, as well as a bobble-topped hat. The author's designs are a combination of classic and contemporary, and the alluring and imaginative charts may also inspire you come up with even more of your own variations. Hardcover. Learn More
  7. Twisted-Stitch Knitting

    Twisted-Stitch Knitting

    Maria Erlbacher
    $28.00

    A classic trio of Austrian books (originally titled, Überlieferte Strickmuster) is now in English and amalgamated (by us) into one volume; Featuring 174 clearly charted twisted-stitch designs plus instructions for a number of jackets/cardigans, vests and elegant stockings with separate motifs in the calf-shaping. The technique section was augmented for easier comprehension. What a treat. 208pp. Softcover. Learn More
  8. In the Footsteps of Sheep Streaming Audiobook
    $19.95

    Listen to author Debbie Zawinski read aloud her fascinating tales of travelling and camping throughout Scotland, finding cast off tufts of wool from 10 Scottish sheep breeds to spin and knit into socks. Debbie's lyrical British accent enhances her captivating prose about her journey; the hills, shorelines, and bogs explored; the sheep and people she met along the way; weather both foul and fair, and a particularly exciting chapter about the intriguing St Kilda archipelago and its feral Soay and Boreray sheep. You will feel you are traveling right alongside her. Listen to a clip from the introduction to the book.

    If you wish to purchase the physical book (gorgeous photographs and sock knitting patterns included) and the streaming audiobook (audio files available for listening in your account, not a physical product) for a discount, go to In the Footsteps of Sheep--Book and Audio.

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  9. Latvian Mittens

    Latvian Mittens

    Lizbeth Upitis
    $25.00

    Lizbeth Upitis is truly a master knitter, and Schoolhouse Press is proud to publish this book of extraordinarily beautiful traditional Latvian mittens, with color photographs of 92 mittens and 125 charts. Lizbeth includes instructions for five specific mittens. Her detailed technical instructions and drawings enable us to duplicate the esoteric fringe-cast-on, scalloped cuffs, Latvian braid, and other techniques that are specific to these classic designs. Instructions are provided for the following mittens: - A child's-sized mitten from Latgale, with a fringe cast on. - A woman's medium-sized mitten with a scalloped lower edge, from Kurzeme (the only district knitting this type of cuff). - A medium-sized mitten from Latgale with many bands of braid around the cuff. - A man's mitten from Vidzeme with a fringed lower edge. - And a women's fully-lined mitten from Zemgale. The significance of mittens in the Latvian culture is profound, and the historical details of the importance of mittens in marriage rites, plus the knitting songs (daina) provided by the author, are both fascinating and touching. Softcover. In both Latvian and English. Learn More
  10. Traditional Scandinavian Knitting
    $16.95

    Hooray! Reprinted. An excellent resource of charts and history, by this master of the form. Softcover. Learn More

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