- 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 (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,145,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Norsk Strikkedesign: A Collection from Norway's Foremost Knitting Designers Hardcover – May, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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. [...].
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would recommend this book for any knitter with skills above early beginner. The layout is lovely and the patterns are easily defined.Published on March 8, 2014 by KnitterNatter
Well written and artistically designed. The photographs of the modeled garments are realistic and at least somewhat helpful (there sure could be more views) as well as... Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Kari M. Marchant
Beautiful and inspiring designs. Not sure I'll ever get around to them but this is definitely a must have for the eye candy.Published on February 20, 2013 by Levis_mama
I can only aspire to these exquisite pieces of design and workmanship. I didn't see anything I could knit today, maybe in a year, or two, or three. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Arlynn Grimm
It wase not a new book but it is as good as new, and I got it fast from the dealer.Published on August 5, 2012 by optimus
Considered just as a piece of eye candy, this book rates five stars. The photography is amazingly lovely, and the designs are remarkable. Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Ileana Grams-Moog
This is an eyecatching coffee table book, which will make you yearn to start a new knitting project. However, none of the sweaters are actually wearable as presented. Read morePublished on January 24, 2010 by Jackie Lee
Knitting patterns for the advanced knitter, not for adventurous novices. Skills needed include stranded knitting FLAT, not in the round. Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Leah M