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by Laurann Gilbertson,Janine Kosel


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I love this book for the photographs of the museum-quality knitted items in the Vesterheim Museum's collection.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Norwegian Handknits collects 30 patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags. I would love it even more if the photographs of the historical items were larger than thumbnails-they average about 2" x . ". I also love the historical photographs of Norwegians in traditional dress, and the photos of some of the people who actually wore the original knitted items. Norwegian Handknits by Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel This is a fun book, with historical details and beautiful pictures, and some tasty looking recipes thrown in. (I love the lack of a lutefisk recipe- lutefisk- blecch!) There are great knitting patterns and also instructions for other skills like needle felting embroidery, different types of cords and braids, decorative felt balls, and some beading.

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Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa, is one of the premiere centers for Norwegian-American .

Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa, is one of the premiere centers for Norwegian-American heritage in the United States. As such, it houses one of the country's most extensive collections of the textiles and handknits that have woven ties between Norwegian communities in America and the Old World, between today's culture and a rich past. This book collects thirty patterns for handknits from Vesterheim folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and sweaters all inspired by traditional knits housed in the museum.

Janine Kosel; Sue Flanders; Laurann Gilbertson (2012). Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum. Hillesvag Yarn (used by the Solveig Hisdal in her book "Poetry in Stitches". Annemore Sundbo (2001) Everyday Knitting: Treasures from a Rag Pile. php?title Norwegian knitting&oldid 816298720". Categories: Knitting.

published in September 2009. by Sue Flanders & Janine Kosel. 46. Adult Ruth's Cap. 65. Adult Voss Sweaters. 1 192. Bread Drawer Scarf with Felted Bobbles. 10. Cross-Country Ski Hat. 2 430. Cross-country Ski Sock. Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa, is one of the premiere centers for Norwegian-American heritage in the United States.

Norwegian Handknits Janine Kosel, Sue Flanders .

Norwegian Handknits Janine Kosel, Sue Flanders & Laurann Gibertson Rockport/Rotovision 9780760342558 . This book collects thirty patterns for handknits from the Vesterhein Museum - mittens, socks, scarves, hats, handbags, knapsacks, sweaters - all inspired by the traditional knits housed in the museum. Описание: For the first time in English, a complete book about Norwegian pick-up bandweaving - from its fascinating history to beautiful bands you can make yourself, with more than 100 pattern charts from bands in museum collections.

Norwegian Handknits collects 30 patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and a sweater or two inspired by traditional knits housed in the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa. An introduction reflecting on the history of Norwegian-style knitting and the stories behind the handknits that inspired the patterns will be included. Sidebars include classic Norwegian cooking recipes and historical knitting photos.

Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum epub download

ISBN13: 978-0760342558

ISBN: 0760342555

Author: Laurann Gilbertson,Janine Kosel

Category: Crafts and Hobbies

Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies

Language: English

Publisher: Voyageur Press; First, reissue of Hardcover edition (June 5, 2012)

Pages: 144 pages

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Era
I love this book for the photographs of the museum-quality knitted items in the Vesterheim Museum's collection. (I would love it even more if the photographs of the historical items were larger than thumbnails--they average about 2" x 2.5".) I also love the historical photographs of Norwegians in traditional dress, and the photos of some of the people who actually wore the original knitted items.

The patterns that interest me least are the ones that are "inspired" by motifs lifted from items in the collection. For example, there is a "Reindeer Headband" pattern that uses a standard reindeer motif found on an embroidered pillow cover that was made in 1937; and there is a "Rose or Bridal Whimple" pattern that seems to be a modern design with only a row of stylized roses (or a row of stylized man and woman clasping hands) taken from a motif found on Selbu mittens.

However, there is a pattern for a "Dancing Hat", charted for 35s/37r to 4" that allows you to make a hat that is fairly close to a museum replica of the original. There is also a pattern for "Cross Country Ski Socks" in blue and white, charted at 34s/40r to 4", that produces an absolutely stunning pair of socks sporting an eight-point star motif, with patterned calf gusset and alternating blue and white stitches on the sock sole, that is virtually indistinguishable from the original. The "Ruth's Cap" pattern, for a baby hat, is, unfortunately, written for a much larger gauge than the original, but the information about the original knitter's concept would enable an experienced knitter to reproduce the orignal in a fine-gauge yarn.

In addition, there are instructions for making (1) "Nisse Hats", the pointed stocking hats worn by Norwegian folklore elves, (2) Kumihimo braids, (3) needle-felted Rosemaling motifs to attach for decoration, (4) "shag" that creates a sort of furry embroidered decoration, and (5) "Decorative Felt Balls" that can be attached to drawstrings or scarves or anything that needs bobbles to look finished. There are patterns for traditional Norwegian patterned mittens, an adult "Sami Sweater", two intricately patterned adult "Voss Sweaters", a fringed "Voss Shawl", and a delightful "Work Day Shawl" with a garter stitch center and a swirly sawtooth edging. There is even a recipe for Norwegian "Krumkake".

The whole book is beautifully presented, with lovely photos of the finished items. The text is informative, well-written, and places everything in historical context. This is a book for knitting history buffs to treasure. Because knitted items wear out, and are hard to preserve, there are all too few photographs available of historical knitted items.
Era
I love this book for the photographs of the museum-quality knitted items in the Vesterheim Museum's collection. (I would love it even more if the photographs of the historical items were larger than thumbnails--they average about 2" x 2.5".) I also love the historical photographs of Norwegians in traditional dress, and the photos of some of the people who actually wore the original knitted items.

The patterns that interest me least are the ones that are "inspired" by motifs lifted from items in the collection. For example, there is a "Reindeer Headband" pattern that uses a standard reindeer motif found on an embroidered pillow cover that was made in 1937; and there is a "Rose or Bridal Whimple" pattern that seems to be a modern design with only a row of stylized roses (or a row of stylized man and woman clasping hands) taken from a motif found on Selbu mittens.

However, there is a pattern for a "Dancing Hat", charted for 35s/37r to 4" that allows you to make a hat that is fairly close to a museum replica of the original. There is also a pattern for "Cross Country Ski Socks" in blue and white, charted at 34s/40r to 4", that produces an absolutely stunning pair of socks sporting an eight-point star motif, with patterned calf gusset and alternating blue and white stitches on the sock sole, that is virtually indistinguishable from the original. The "Ruth's Cap" pattern, for a baby hat, is, unfortunately, written for a much larger gauge than the original, but the information about the original knitter's concept would enable an experienced knitter to reproduce the orignal in a fine-gauge yarn.

In addition, there are instructions for making (1) "Nisse Hats", the pointed stocking hats worn by Norwegian folklore elves, (2) Kumihimo braids, (3) needle-felted Rosemaling motifs to attach for decoration, (4) "shag" that creates a sort of furry embroidered decoration, and (5) "Decorative Felt Balls" that can be attached to drawstrings or scarves or anything that needs bobbles to look finished. There are patterns for traditional Norwegian patterned mittens, an adult "Sami Sweater", two intricately patterned adult "Voss Sweaters", a fringed "Voss Shawl", and a delightful "Work Day Shawl" with a garter stitch center and a swirly sawtooth edging. There is even a recipe for Norwegian "Krumkake".

The whole book is beautifully presented, with lovely photos of the finished items. The text is informative, well-written, and places everything in historical context. This is a book for knitting history buffs to treasure. Because knitted items wear out, and are hard to preserve, there are all too few photographs available of historical knitted items.
Monin
To me it is a very lovely book, the extended patterns based off "Ruth's" knitting are pretty mundane though. In this publication the authors chose to design their patterns from beginner to advanced, limiting the space for detailed sweater patterns. The Voss sweaters at the end are impressive though.
The ski socks, hats, mittens, and felted embroidered purses are inspiring to me. While some of the pillow patterns are quite lovely, such as the "Foolish Virgins", it is irritating that they included a stereotypical Viking ship pillow. Why ?
There are many publications dedicated to traditional Norwegian sweater patterns, so to me, it is nice to have one which mainly provides smaller projects. I love the historical references.
Despite the few uninspired patterns, I am quite happy to have added this book to my Nordic knitting collection.
Monin
To me it is a very lovely book, the extended patterns based off "Ruth's" knitting are pretty mundane though. In this publication the authors chose to design their patterns from beginner to advanced, limiting the space for detailed sweater patterns. The Voss sweaters at the end are impressive though.
The ski socks, hats, mittens, and felted embroidered purses are inspiring to me. While some of the pillow patterns are quite lovely, such as the "Foolish Virgins", it is irritating that they included a stereotypical Viking ship pillow. Why ?
There are many publications dedicated to traditional Norwegian sweater patterns, so to me, it is nice to have one which mainly provides smaller projects. I love the historical references.
Despite the few uninspired patterns, I am quite happy to have added this book to my Nordic knitting collection.
Tygrarad
Delightful just to read as well as providing inspiration to start a project.
Tygrarad
Delightful just to read as well as providing inspiration to start a project.
Pameala
Norwegian Handknits by Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel
This is a fun book, with historical details and beautiful pictures, and some tasty looking recipes thrown in. (I love the lack of a lutefisk recipe- lutefisk- blecch!)

There are great knitting patterns and also instructions for other skills like needle felting embroidery , different types of cords and braids, decorative felt balls, and some beading. The charts are large, clear, and easy to read, and in helpful colors. The patterns are also very easy to follow. There are a lot of colorwork patterns and they are all easy to read and follow as well.

I want to knit most of the patterns in this book and the one I have made already, (The Rose or Bridal Wimple), has turned out really well. I don't have that much experience with knitting lace but this pattern made it easy. The Entrelac Sheep are so cute I'm going to have to learn how to do that as well. You'll find lots to knit for yourself and for your family in this book.
Pameala
Norwegian Handknits by Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel
This is a fun book, with historical details and beautiful pictures, and some tasty looking recipes thrown in. (I love the lack of a lutefisk recipe- lutefisk- blecch!)

There are great knitting patterns and also instructions for other skills like needle felting embroidery , different types of cords and braids, decorative felt balls, and some beading. The charts are large, clear, and easy to read, and in helpful colors. The patterns are also very easy to follow. There are a lot of colorwork patterns and they are all easy to read and follow as well.

I want to knit most of the patterns in this book and the one I have made already, (The Rose or Bridal Wimple), has turned out really well. I don't have that much experience with knitting lace but this pattern made it easy. The Entrelac Sheep are so cute I'm going to have to learn how to do that as well. You'll find lots to knit for yourself and for your family in this book.
Shan
The museum was near where I grew up as a child, many photos are of my neighbors and relatives and I had to have the book for that reason. I may do some of the patterns in the book also.
Shan
The museum was near where I grew up as a child, many photos are of my neighbors and relatives and I had to have the book for that reason. I may do some of the patterns in the book also.
Alister
They got here fast and where exactly what I was looking for...
Alister
They got here fast and where exactly what I was looking for...
Zolorn
I have been knitting for 55 years. I have lots of knitting books. This one is like no other I have seen. The patterns are extremely varied, although a bit heavy on mittens for my taste, and are based on artifacts found in the Vasterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. That museum is now on my list of places to see, although it is over a thousand miles away. They have taken these artifacts, every day items, embroidered shawls, some knit items, and used them creatively to produce interesting knits. The Voss sweaters are based on an embroidered head scarf, they are of two colors, mostly, like so many Scandinavian sweaters, but the pattern is like no other I've seen in Scandinavian books, or Fair Isle books. The sweaters look like they are on the bias. The entrelac sheep are adorable. And, since they have taken things and used the pattern in another way, the patterns in the book are a starting point for more creativity. Use the mitten motifs in a sweater. Use the cross country ski socks as the basis for a whole outfit, socks, hat sweater, perhaps even mittens. Not only does this book have a wide variety of patterns, it also sets an example of using motifs from other art forms in knitting patterns. What a great idea. In addition, there is a lot of Norwegian American history thrown in, with pictures of the original artifacts used for inspiration with short histories of some of the owners. The designers should be very proud of the accomplishment of this book.
Zolorn
I have been knitting for 55 years. I have lots of knitting books. This one is like no other I have seen. The patterns are extremely varied, although a bit heavy on mittens for my taste, and are based on artifacts found in the Vasterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. That museum is now on my list of places to see, although it is over a thousand miles away. They have taken these artifacts, every day items, embroidered shawls, some knit items, and used them creatively to produce interesting knits. The Voss sweaters are based on an embroidered head scarf, they are of two colors, mostly, like so many Scandinavian sweaters, but the pattern is like no other I've seen in Scandinavian books, or Fair Isle books. The sweaters look like they are on the bias. The entrelac sheep are adorable. And, since they have taken things and used the pattern in another way, the patterns in the book are a starting point for more creativity. Use the mitten motifs in a sweater. Use the cross country ski socks as the basis for a whole outfit, socks, hat sweater, perhaps even mittens. Not only does this book have a wide variety of patterns, it also sets an example of using motifs from other art forms in knitting patterns. What a great idea. In addition, there is a lot of Norwegian American history thrown in, with pictures of the original artifacts used for inspiration with short histories of some of the owners. The designers should be very proud of the accomplishment of this book.
Great book, with lots of beautiful Norwegian patterns.
Great book, with lots of beautiful Norwegian patterns.