Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects

By Hélène Magnússon

Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom recommendations and Projects is a wealthy and sundry choice of styles for folks mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wrist heaters, sweaters, shoe inserts, and extra, all encouraged by way of conventional handknitted artifacts from the cloth Museum in Blönduós, Iceland. Iceland boasts a wealthy historical past of knitting; thank you in equivalent components to the island’s unique wool, the cruel weather, and the necessity to conflict the weather, Icelandic knitters have constructed detailed traditions of needlework ideas and handknit types. within the pages of this booklet, popular Icelandic knitwear fashion designer Hélène Magnùsson provides an array of lovely styles that replicate the intensity of the country’sknitting traditions. You’ll get pleasure from the totally illustrated ideas part, the plentiful colour photos, and the precise record of assets for Icelandic and Scandinavian knitting. greater than only a booklet of knitting, this booklet is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and tradition, classic photos, and vintage Icelandic recipes. Magnùsson believes that how one can safeguard traditions is to proceed utilizing them, giving them new lifestyles. And with this definitive number of styles, she has performed simply that.

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Contrary: New-fallen snow on an idyllic Icelandic village. Jeremy Reddington/Shutterstock fifty nine 058-079_29716. indd fifty nine 058-079_C68279. indd fifty nine (Text) (Ray) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 Title:MBi-Icelandic Title:MBi-Icelandic Handknits Handknits 11-C68279 #175 #175 Dtp:225 Dtp:225 Page:59 Page:59 11/22/12 2:47 PM 12/3/12 1:08 PM 058-079_29716. indd 60 058-079_29716. indd 60 (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 Title:MBi-Icelandic Handknits #175 Dtp:225 Page:60 11/22/12 2:47 PM 11/22/12 2:48 PM Skautbúningur Sweater Borrowing from the development of the modern lopi sweater, this can be my tackle the festive dress Skautbúningur.

The headband is my new tackle the vintage garter sew bow-tie shawl and is comparable to the bow tie worn with conventional Icelandic costumes. Mittens sLouChy CaP Sizes Woman’s S (M) tight healthy Sizes grownup M (L) to slot head 21 (24 1/2)”/53. five (62)cm comprehensive Measurements Hand circumference: 6 3/4 (7 1/2)”/17(19)cm Hand size: 7 0.5 (8)”/19 (20. 5)cm comprehensive Measurements Head circumference: 20 (23)”/51 (58. 5)cm observe: you could in attaining extra sizes by way of altering needle dimension. fabrics  Ístex Kambgarn, a hundred% new merino wool (3-ply worsted), 50g/1.

Indd 1 (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 Title:MBi-Icelandic Handknits #175 Dtp:225 Page:1 11/22/12 1:10 PM 11/22/12 12:26 PM 001-015_C68279. indd 2 001-015_29716. indd 2 (Ray) (Ray) (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 (Fogra 39)Job:11-29716 Title:MBi-Icelandic Title:MBi-Icelandic Handknits Handknits 11-C68279 #175 #175 Dtp:225 Dtp:225 Page:2 Page:2 12/3/12 1:12 PM 11/22/12 12:26 PM IcelandIc HandknIts 25 hEIrlooM recommendations and tasks Hélène Magnússon Foreword by way of Elín S. Sigurðardóttir, supervisor, the cloth Museum in Blönduós, Iceland 001-015_29716.

Rnd seventy one: Knit all sts. 2 c. (500 g) flour ½ c. (150 g) sugar ¼ c. (40 g) chilly butter, reduce into small items 1 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. floor cardamom 1 tsp. lemon zest 2 eggs 2/3 c. (150 ml) buttermilk Rnd seventy two: *K2tog* around—6 (7) sts. holiday off yarn, draw it during the sts. Weave in unfastened ends. combine jointly flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, cardamom, and lemon zest. Add eggs and buttermilk. Knead good and flatten into a disk approximately 2–3 mm thick. lower strips approximately arms huge and minimize diagonally throughout to make diamond-like shapes approximately four” lengthy.

2 lbs. (1 kg) lamb or mutton stew meat 1 tsp. salt Bouquet garni (five birch leaves, dry thyme department) 12 peppercorns 1 1/4 c. (300 g) onions, chopped into titanic cubes 1 1/4 c. (300 g) carrots chopped into large cubes 1 1/4 c. (300 g) rutabagas or turnips, chopped into enormous cubes 1 3/4 c. (400 g) potatoes, chopped into giant cubes 3/4 c. (200 g) leeks, sliced 0.5 c. (113 g) oatmeal Milk, to serve in a wide soup pot, conceal lamb or mutton with water and produce to a boil. upload salt, birch leaves and thyme, and peppercorns, and make allowance to cook dinner for roughly forty five mins.

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