Your ultimate guide to the warmth, variety, and beauty of traditional Scandinavian socks.
Nina Granlund Sæther, author of the acclaimed Mittens from Around Norway, is back with an all-new guide to Norway’s hidden treasures. Explore centuries of Scandinavian sock-knitting history, with dozens of beloved classic patterns plus more obscure design delights, drawn from the author’s in-depth knowledge of Norwegian knitting and reconstructed from carefully-researched historical sources. This stunning compendium of Norwegian knitting tradition is as inspirational as it is eye-catching!
Socks for women, men, and children in a variety of styles and designs― stripes, cables, entrelac, and so much more―from every region of Norway.
Striking full-color photographs and easy-to-read pattern charts, with instructions, terminology, and measurements adapted for an American knitting audience.
Tips, tricks, and a comprehensive guide to traditional methods of heel shaping
About the Author:
Nina Granlund Sæther grew up in Asker, Norway, just outside Oslo. Her love for and interest in knitting, sewing, embroidery, and crochet started before she was even old enough to go to school. She is educated as a craft teacher, and worked for a short time in high school. In 1987 she started her career as a journalist with Norsk Husflid, a Norwegian arts and crafts magazine. Today she works as an editor in chief at Hus & Bolig, a magazine about houses and property. In 2013 she was honored for her work by The Norwegian Specialized Press Association. Sæther has written several books about arts and crafts, and also designs for some Norwegian magazines; her focus is creating original and visually striking craft in a Scandinavian-influenced tradition.