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Socks from Norway by Nina Granlund Sæther

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217442
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  • Size: 210x277 mm
  • Illustrations: 114
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP Price: £15.99
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Description

Nina Granlund Sæther is back with this brand-new sequel to Mittens from Norway.

Discover sock designs based on traditional Norwegian patterns and techniques from all across Norway and learn the fascinating stories behind them. The book includes a captivating collection of archive images that the author has lovingly collated from museums all over Norway, and the contemporary interpretation of each design is accompanied by a fascinating account of the story behind it.

There are over 40 projects to choose from, for men, women and children, and all include clear instructions, charts and stunning photography. In addition, there is advice on different sizes and yarns, along with six alternative ways to knit heels and toes.

Whether you choose to knit your way around Norway or make a single pair for yourself or for a special person, these socks are quick to knit, are wearable all year round and are stunning, heritage garments that will last you for many years to come. 


Table of Contents

Preface 6



Before You Begin 8

- Needles 8

- Abbreviations 8

- Yarn and Reinforcing Thread 8

- Knitting Gauge 8

- Sizing 8

- Casting On 9

- Two-Colour Stranded Knitting 9

- Yarn Floats 9

- Two-End (Twined) Braid 9

- Entrelac 10

- Heels 12

- Toe Shaping 22

- Weaving in Yarn Ends 22

- Garment Care 23



Striped Socks from Østfold 24

Star Socks 28

Rose Stockings from Asker 34

Oslo Socks 38

Stockings from 1868 42

Rose Ankle Socks 46

Striped Stockings from Glåmdalen 50

Colour Party 54

Stockings from Valdres 58

Stockings from Gausdal 62

Barleycorn (Byggkorn) Socks from Numedal 66

Halling Socks 70

Larvik Socks 74

Long Lace Stockings 78

Telemark Socks 84

Cable Socks from Tinn 88

Setesdal Krot Socks 92

Zigzag Pattern Socks 96

Cable Stockings from Marnardal 100

Leftover Party 104

Bridegroom’s Socks from Vindafjord 108

Rose Socks with Lace Patterns 112

Stockings from Voss 118

Short Skakareiker Socks from Austevoll 122

Kroneleistar from Øygarden 126

Hardanger Socks 130

Sunnfjord Socks 134

Spiral Socks from Nordfjord 138

Child’s Socks from Nordmøre 142

Socks from Budalen 146

Raggsocks from Hitra 150

Striped Socks from Orkladalen 154

Maria’s Stockings from Lierne 158

Trønder Socks 164

Children’s Socks from Helgeland 168

Entrelac Stockings from Helgeland 172

Spider Socks from Troms 176

Sports Socks from Alta 180

Shell Pattern 184

Heart Socks 188

Socks with Large Lice 192

Yarn 196

Bibliography 198

Photography Credits 199


About Nina Granlund Sæther

Nina Granlund Sæther grew up in Asker, Norway, just outside Oslo. Her love and interest for knitting, sewing, embroidery and crochet started before going 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 in Norsk Husflid, a Norwegian Arts and Crafts Magazine. Today she works as an editor in chief in Hus & Bolig, a magazine about houses and property. In 2013 she was honoured for her work by The Norwegian Specialised Press Association.

Sæther has written several books about arts and crafts, and also designs for some Norwegian magazines. Making Cushions and Pillows is her first book published outside Norway. She is creating original and visually striking craft in a Scandinavian-influenced tradition.



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