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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 27 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219637
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 180x230 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Knits from Northern Lands


20 projects inspired by traditional knitting techniques from the Scottish Isles to Scandinavia by Jenny Fennell (Author)

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Book Description

Taking inspiration from the Scandinavian, Nordic and Celtic regions, this book contains 20 charming and modern projects, based on traditional knitting styles and techniques.

Exploring the iconic colourwork of Fair Isle or Scandinavia, or the chunky cables of Aran knitting, the intricacies of Shetland lace knitting or the cosiness of a Guernsey style pillowcase, these are knitwear items that are made to last.

Jenny shares the inspiration and history behind each thoughtful project, as well as easy-to-follow patterns, colourwork charts, and atmospheric photography. She uses a serene and calming colour palette which, combined with beautiful soft yarns and stylish designs, makes for a collection of highly desirable items including garments and home accessories.

Whether you’re a relative beginner or already an experienced knitter, with her guidance, you’ll soon be creating truly special and one-of-a-kind pieces that can be cherished for generations.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Knitting Basics
Yarn, Needles and other equipment, Gauge, Casting On/Casting Off, Basic Stitches, Increasing and Decreasing, Finishing and Blocking, Using Colour, Circular Knitting, Reading Charts, Symbols and Abbreviations

Chapter Two: The Projects
Ribbed Scarf, Ribbed Hat, Ribbed Fingerless Mitts, Danish Damask Pillow, Shetland Bookmark, Mira Mhór Cowl, Scandinavian Hat, 'Leaves of Birch' Blanket, Scandinavian Pillow, Finnish Twist Headband, White Heather Throw, Icelandic Mitts, Icelandic Cowl, Shetland Wrist Warmers, Norwegian Selbu Mittens, Finnish Pillow, Cabled Blanket, Swedish Scarf, Chunky Oversized Aran Sweater, Cabled Shawl


About the Author

About Jenny Fennell

Jenny Fennell is based in Nova Scotia and shares her love for knitting with her mother and grandmother. Having studied Fashion Design and Textile Studies, and Sewing and Dressmaking, she uses this knowledge to craft knitted garments of all kinds. Inspired by folklore tales and Celtic history, Jenny is determined to create pieces that can tell a story, withstand generations and, when the time comes, can be passed on to loved ones to be cherished once more. Jenny sells her knits and patterns at lilylakeknits.com and on Ravelry, and you can follow her on Instagram @lilylakeknits.


Machine Knitting Monthly

Taking inspiration from the Nordic, Scandinavian and Celtic regions, this books contains 20 modern projects, based on traditional knitting styles and techniques. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced knitter, these one-of-a-kind pieces will be cherished for generations. 

Customer Review

The instructions are very clear and easy to read. The projects range from simple and easy to hard so you can challenge yourself. The images add to the enjoyment of the book and make you feel cosy and ready to get knitting. Overall a great and amazing book I can't wait to start knitting from it.

Customer Review

This is a beautifully presented book with wonderful wintery photography which will make you want to wrap yourself up in a blanket, sipping hot chocolate and knitting serenely for the evening.

The patterns are clear, concise and easy to follow, especially with the accompanying charts. A good mix for all abilities and there isn't one pattern that I wouldn't knit! As a quick test I knitted up the Comforting Cables Fingerless Mitts and they came out wonderfully! A great little stash buster.

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