Giveaway: Nordic Knitting Books

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Congrats to our winner Chantel!

I’m sure it has something to do with the cold, but I have been reading a lot of books lately about knitting in northern Europe. Up there they know how to keep warm and they know that winter accessories ought to be stylish and pretty, because it’s the only thing people can see when you’re bundled up outside.

This week I happen to have two books inspired by that part of the world. (They will go to one winner.)

The first is Nordic Knitting Traditions by Susan Anderson-Freed, a book of 25 accessory patterns inspired by the designs of Scandinavia, Iceland and Fair Isle. This one is full of hats, mittens, gloves, socks and leg warmers that will keep you warm and colorful all winter long.

The second is Knit Nordic by Eline Oftedal, a collection of home and accessory patterns inspired by four classic Norwegian sweater patterns. Here you can knit a classic sweater for a coffee pot or a mug, make a bag with traditional flair or stitch up pillows with panels of traditional motifs.

These books are both lots of fun and are sure to bring a little bit of color to the lingering days of winter.

For your chance to win these books, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, Feb. 23. I don’t have a good knitting-related question in mind, so why don’t you tell me if you’re watching the Olympics, or what your favorite winter sport is. (I haven’t watched a second of it yet and I’m not sure I’m going to, which is more about being busy than anything else.)

One winner will take home both books. Thanks for visiting and good luck!


  1. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton says

    I watched my first olympics last night – 2 woman bobsled and skating. It’s hard to knit when you’re paying attention to TV. : )
    wahoomerryf on Rav

  2. Lori says

    The figure skating is so beautiful. I think the women’s singles are magnificent, but when the couples skate together, it is breathtaking.

  3. Andrea B says

    I’m with you – haven’t watched a second of the Olympics except when I’m at the gym which is when they show curling – I’m starting to get into it!

  4. Marianna says

    I do not have a TV anymore, but when I did, my favorite Olympic winter sport was sitting in my warm home, sipping cocoa, and watching whatever winter sport happened to be on at the time. :-) I do love Nordic knitting techniques and patterns, btw.

  5. Susan Samuel says

    I have been watching the olympics and thoroughly enjoying them. It definitely puts me in the mind frame for knitting some gorgeously patterned and warm Nordic sweaters, hats and scarves.

  6. nancy d says

    I’m watching the Olympics and loving it all! I’m always a little disappointed when its over. But then I have the summer games to look forward to :)

  7. Carmen says

    I don’t get to watch much tv with the other media hogs in the house. I love watching the Olympics – esp figure skating and snow boarding.

  8. Helen says

    Would love to take a closer look at those books. As for winter sports, I really like watching ice skating.


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