Cable Knits from Nordic Lands
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 05 September 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218142
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 210x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £14.99
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Cable Knits from Nordic Lands


by Ivar Asplund

Book Description

Cable knitting is easier than it looks and it looks extraordinary! Brilliant patterns and quality yarns give great results and this fantastic collection from design king Ivar Asplund shows off the beauty, versatility and endless possibilities of cable knitting. With over 20 projects ranging from sweaters, cardigans, and ponchos to scarves, wrist warmers, and hats, for children and adults, there is something here to please everyone.

Novice cablers can work up something quickly with a single eye-catching cable edging, while seasoned knitters can test their skills on larger, more complex patterns with multiple interwoven cable designs.

With step-by-step instructions, a tutorial section that explains the principles of working and combining cables to achieve a variety of striking effects, and tips and tricks to help ease your way, it’s a dream come true for any cable knitter.

Table of Contents

Preface 4
Inspiration 8
Basic Information 33
Pattern Instructions 43
Apéritif Wrist Warmers 44
Twist and Turn Scarf 48
Test Tube Cowl 52
Squiggles Cap 56
Super Wrist Warmers 60
Chain and Horseshoe Cap 64
Reversible Faux Turtle 68
Triple Triangles Shawl 72
Playful Child’s Poncho 76
Appearances Can Deceive Sweater 80
Sweater History 86
Crosswise Vest 92
Free and Easy Top 96
Figure Eights Vest 102
X’s and O’s Cardigan 106
Wrought Iron Cardigan 112
Arrow Sweater 118
Harmony Cardigan 124
Knitting Techniques 132
Sample Patterns 139
Choosing Materials 151
More about Choosing Materials 152
Yarn Resources 156
Abbreviations and Symbols Key 157
Index 158
Acknowledgments 159

About the Author

About Ivar Asplund

Ivar Asplund grew up in southern Sweden. His grandmother taught him to knit when he was five years old. He is now a well-respected instructor and workshop leader within the knitting world. His well thought-out garments are distinguished by their sophisticated simplicity as well as their fine and practical attention to the details. He now lives near Stockholm and his blog can be viewed at



Cable knits always look expensive. This book is filled with 20 designs with skill levels from intermediate to experienced- it is absolutely divine.

Wrist warmers, Hats, Cowls, Ponchos and Sweaters are all included. With easy to follow instructions, there is a wealth of added information so that from start to finish you feel as if the author is holding your hand through each step. 

There are visual diagrams to follow, which help ensure your pattern is correct and handy hints help to combat any difficulty. 

The photography is stunning and showcase each piece beautifully. Filled with inspiration you can have a Winter wardrobe of warm and snuggly knits in no time. 

The designs are for men, women and children so the whole family is catered for. 

Information is given for choosing your yarn, finishing your garment and shaping. There are some sample patterns to choose your design and knitting techniques complete with photographs help with explaining the technique. 

This is a beautiful book and it comes highly recommended.

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