Saturday, September 7, 2013

Book:  Viking Patterns for Knitting

Viking Patterns for Knitting: Inspiration and Projects for Today's Knitter
by Elsebeth Lavold

This is one of my all-time favorite knitting books. It's a classic for those of us who love Celtic designs. Yes, I really did mean Celtic. Apparently Celtic knots came from the Vikings. Elsebeth Lavold's cable and border designs are exquisite, and not all that difficult. She also has charts for knitting runes, which are more difficult but very effective. Even if you never make the lovely sweaters and hats in the book, you will enjoy using her cables and borders.

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