Learn the basics of this enduring and beautiful knitting style as well as the more intricate Icelandic techniques. You will find everything you need to know from knitting in the round and felting through to shaping sweaters and knitting with beads. The book also provides helpful tips on how to adapt traditional patterns to make your own unique designs. With colourful step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for the beginner as well as the more advanced knitter.
Iceland has a rich knitting history, with unique techniques and traditions that have stood the test of time. The Icelandic style is hugely popular today and it's small wonder - the colourwork is so eye-catching and the classic garment shaping so stylish. Gunn teaches you the fundamentals of Icelandic knitting in this book, as well as some of the more complex techniques. Everything is covered, from knitting in the round to knitting with beads. The projects are absolutely gorgeous, but should you wish to customise any of them to make them your own, you'll find that there are stacks of tips to help you.-Knit Today
Gunn Birgirsdottir founded and manages an online store for yarn and knitting patterns. She is also involved in youth work and is an experienced foster care educator and trainer.