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Pretty Knitted Hands by Kamilla Svanlund and Clara Falk

Pretty Knitted Hands

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Pretty Knitted Hands by Kamilla Svanlund and Clara Falk
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Oct 11, 2016 | ISBN 9781782213208

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Booklist 2016
Mittens and wrist warmers are popular items to knit, and these 27 patterns cover a range of styles. Many are designed with warmth in mind, but none are without a fashionable sensibility. The patterns are divided by season (spring and summer are combined into one category), with 7 to 12 offered for each time of year, and range from traditional colorwork to lace openwork to cables. As both authors live in Sweden, the influence of traditional Scandinavian stranded colorwork is strong, and more than half of the patterns feature this type of design. Many require the knitter to work in the round using two colors simultaneously. A brief introduction features details on choosing to use double-pointed needles or the magic-loop method as well as basic skills, including casting on and casting off. All but a few of the patterns use 2.5 mm (U.S. size 2) knitting needles and lace or fingering weight yarn, and all are charted with accompanying short written directions. The charts are produced in color and are large enough that following them is easy on the eyes. — Anne Heidemann

Library Journal 2016

Swedish knitters Falk and Svanlund present a selection of seasonally inspired mittens and wrist warmers, ranging from lightweight pieces suitable for a cool morning to cozy mittens ideal for the chilliest winter day. The Spring/Summer section features a variety of light- to medium-weight wrist warmers embellished with cables or lace, while the Fall section includes heavier-weight wrist warmers with cables and colorwork in an autumnal palette. The Winter section focuses on mittens, featuring stranded knitting with traditional Scandinavian motifs and embellishments, such as Latvian braid and colorful embroidery. The majority of the patterns include clear, easy-to-follow charts, and the designs are appealing. VERDICT Knitters looking for attractive and sophisticated accessories will appreciate this collection—especially if they enjoy colorwork.

Table Of Contents

   1. Hetty
   2. Sigrid
   3. Barbara
   4. Olga
   5. Elsa
   6. Elisabeth
   7. Lottie
   8. Rita
   9. Stella
   10. Rachel
   11. Ivy
   12. Beau
   13. Hilda
   14. Lily
   15. Kerstin
   16. Astrid
   17. Vicky
   18. Martha
   19. Doris
   20. Bethan
   21. Esther
   22. Sacha
   23. Sian
   24. Sam
   25. Francis
   26. Otto
   27. Talula

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