Northern Knits opens with an introduction that explores the traditions of quintessential European knitting cultures, from the wool and yarns to the history of the garments traditionally made from them. Accompanying the information is a breathtaking montage of photos showing vintage traditional garments, landscapes, and sheep from Iceland, Shetland, Norway and Sweden.
The collection of 20 women's garments and accessories uses traditional knitting techniques and folk motifs inspired by these regions to showcase these classic wool yarns. The projects explore a range of techniques and knitwear construction ideas that are both interesting to knit and very wearable.
Featured techniques include:
Knitting in the round
Lucinda Guy's newest collection includes the best of new and old in knitwear: the inspiration of folk traditions, the wholesome purity of natural wool yarns, and the styles of today's knitter.
Lucinda Guy is a knitwear and textile designer and author of four books of handknitting for kids, all originally published by Rowan in the UK. She started her knitwear career designing swatches for women and menswear and successfully sold designs to Edina Ronay, Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer, and Rowan Yarns.