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Entries in knitting (3)

Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784579111626 nordic knitting, 7 miraculous techniques

this book is in japanese and english, and shows 7 knitting techniques from nordic countries.

the main techniques are: vendepinde, 4 knitted rectangles, dropped stitch, garter socks, chain, buttonhole technique, and mobius band. there are more variations, especially using the vendepinde technique.

the basic directions for each project are given in both japanese and english, as well as very clear step by step photos.

flickr set here.

Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784579111183 nordic knitting-ten fabulous techniques, japanese craft book

this book is in japanese and english, and shows 10 knitting techniques from nordic countries: finland, denmark, sweden, estonia, and norway.

the techniques are: kornas tapestry crochet and fur tape from finalnd, domino knitting from denmark, i cord, naverstickning from sweden (which is similar to entrelac in europe and america, and ajiro ani in japan), estonia kihnu vits, estonian spiral, a crown from norway, tubular stitch, bead knitting.

the basic directions for each project are given in both japanese and english, as well as very clear step by step photos.

flickr set here

Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784579112111 happy knitting-socks, scarf, gloves

this book is in japanese and english, part of a series of books shows knitting techniques from nordic countries.

this book focuses more on intricate pattern design more than the others of this series.  main techniques are: double knitting, reversible fisherman's rib, slip stitch knitting, scallop lace, rovaniemi pattern, and a huge section of different ways to make socks!

the basic directions for each project are given in both japanese and english, as well as very clear step by step photos.

flickr set here.