Congratulations Marianna and Theresa!
Since a lot of you seemed to be excited by the color knitting book last week, I thought I’d continue the fun this week with the excellent 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone. This book doesn’t have any actual patterns, but it does have motifs that you can add to a basic sweater, scarf, mittens or another project to give them a bit of Scandinavian flair.
Each motif is presented in chart form (with a black and white chart and two color options) with a large color photo of a swatch so you know what you’re getting into even before you start playing with the swatches. Sometimes patterns are shown combined so you can see how they might work together in a project.
There are also tips for designing you own projects, using motifs, working with color, even an overview of traditional color knitting garments from different countries in the region.
There’s a lot packed into this little book, and I have two copies to give away to people who comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, June 29.
I really don’t have another colorwork related question, so why don’t you tell me what you’re knitting right now? (As I type this I’m about to go finish the ribbing on a striped top-down raglan I’ve been stitching for the book.)
Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing and good luck!