Lavold, Elsebeth / Viking patterns for knitting
Author Lavold, Elsebeth
Translator Hansen, Robin Orm
Title Viking patterns for knitting
Subtitle inspiration and projects for today's knitter
Publish Date 2000
Publisher Trafalgar Square
ISBN 9781570761379
Type Nonfiction (Paper)
LC Call # TT825.L37 2000
Subject Knitting--Patterns
Decoration and ornament, Viking
Synopsis In Viking Patterns for Knitting, ancient Nordic ornamentation has been translated into an exquisite array of designs for knitters.  Featuring 14 projects, clear instructions and charts, inspiring colour photographs, and 60 Viking motifs.
Viking Patterns for Knitting is the result of years of research by Swedish knitwear designer Elsebeth Lavold, who explored Viking artifacts, such as swords, buckles, combs, and run stones.  Now, by means of a clever knitting innovation (which makes it possible to start a knitted knot in the middle of a sweater), she has adapted these richly intricate knots and braids into gorgeous, fully modern garment designs.  The 14 knitting projects include a hooded sweater with interlaced half-hitches; a cardigan with delicate figure-eight knots; an elegant tunic with serpentine ropework; and father-and-son pullovers inspired by rune stones.  Sixty motifs are clearly presented in pictures, text, and charts, including the entire runic alphabet and a striking collection of Viking artifacts.  Viking Patterns for Knitting is an adventure in Nordic forms with roots a thousand years deep.