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Norsk Strikkedesign: A Collection from Norway's Foremost Knitting Designers Hardcover – May, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 129 pages
  • Publisher: Unicorn Books and Crafts (May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893063011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893063013
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

I will just have to get this book and revive the dream with my own hands.
B. Berrie
The graphs are large and complete, which is great, and printed in full color.
Ileana Grams-Moog
I love just flicking through it and admiring the beautiful design elements.
Ariel

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Haden VINE VOICE on April 7, 2007
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I am an experienced knitter, I love my size 1 needles, and I do not fear steeks. Nonetheless, it is pretty clear to me why the reviews of this books tend to be about the photographs, and not about the knitting patterns.

First, while there are 22 sweaters in here, finishing out at everything from 30 to 56 inches, each one generally has a single size. Even when there appear to be size choices, they are so nonstandard as to be largely useless: one sweater comes in two sizes with identical circumference, but one is 1.5 inches longer than the other. Each knitter can expect to find only one or two sweaters in her size, not 22 choices of what to knit.

Then there are the instructions. They are charted, but the charts are very small -- 24 rows to the inch, in some cases, and the squares are in colors like dark blue and black, so following these charts will be about the same as copying a design from a commercially-knitted sweater. In real life, we will probably have to re-chart these, or at least keep a magnifiying glass handy. The directions for one hat tell us to embroider a flower according to the picture, and then include no picture which actually shows the flower on the hat in question. I haven't yet attempted to knit anything from these instructions, but anyone planning to should be prepared to add some creativity to the process.

Now consider the designs themselves. We may rave about them as art objects, but in fact there aren't more than three that would be wearable and stylish as they are written. In general, they are oversized sweaters with boxy shapes and drop sleeves. The colorwork is dramatic and lovely, but enormous. Most of us will look like refrigerators if we wear these.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By S. Flesher on November 9, 2003
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This collection is breathtaking and proves there is much more to Norwegian knitwear than the famous house of Dale. The patterns are definitely not for the beginner, and the book does not include any instructions on technique, but intermediate to advanced knitters who want to stretch out will find loads of inspiration.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robin E. Mork on August 31, 2006
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Ok, so this is a beautiful book, and though it is not out of print, it can be very hard to get hold of. The designs are mostly traditional Norwegian fair isle... But sooooo complex. We're talking mostly size 1 needles here, people, and STEEKING. (Knitters in the know will shudder now, novices get a chill of doom).
But if you flip through, the work is so gorgeous that you actually find yourself wanting to dare... I actually bought the yarn pack for the cover pattern (Season of Darkness and Winter Light). The designs are gorgeous. It is if nothing else, extremely drool-inspiring. [...].
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By B. Berrie on May 12, 2005
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The designs in this English language book establish a class of its own and are way beyond everything else you have seen so far. Never talk about knitting again, how profane! This is the essence of beauty, presented in an immaculate way so stunning that you will refuse to leave the website [...] where you can see the different designs in detail. And this is no advertising talk, I just couldn't make myself leave my office yesterday when I discovered this aristocrat of knitting books on the net. All I wanted was a different style, a bit more creativity, away from the granny with the knitting needles. And now I have discovered this classic of noble design and I won't get these stunning pictures out of my mind any time soon! I will just have to get this book and revive the dream with my own hands. This is the art of knitting!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ariel on June 20, 2007
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It's been said already that this is very much a coffee table book. I love just flicking through it and admiring the beautiful design elements. I am glad I have this book for the inspiration and the production quality gone into it. There are a few problems with the patterns though: the photos are artsy, and don't always give you a clear idea of the garment construction or how it really hangs; The graphs cover huge areas (ie are small) and printed in the colour of the photographed item, which pitches dark grey against blue for example; and most of the designs are not things that you would wear as they are. Realistically, I would only knit the children's cat jumper as it is. Most of the other patterns aren't structurally flattering, so I would only use the graphical elements but not follow the patterns as they are. However the graphical elements are the most beautiful I've seen.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jean Harris on May 10, 2007
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I wish I hadn't bought this book. Fibermom "chomposy"'s excellent review said it all. Except for the cute cat motif pullover for little girls, I can't imagine anyone actually wearing any of the garments in this book. Even then, make sure to consult the little girl first. That said, the photography is gorgeous. When I was young and dumb I sometimes fell for stuff like this. I love to knit for the sensuous feel of the yarn. Furthermore, if I have some knitting on hand I can talk as long as she wishes with my darling mother who, at 88, is suffering some cognitive impairment. However, I prefer to knit things that I know will be worn, and I've become fairly good at picking such projects. If you want to immerse yourself in a complex, far-out knitting project which you will probably only wear once at most then this is the book for you.
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