.4375 Norwegian CC Crafts & Hobbies/Needlework/Knitting HH YY NN OO Sweater WW EE TT HH NNorwegian sweater Techniques construction is demystiﬁ ed in this N for Today’s o one-of-a-kind, r w Knitter wworkshop-based book e g i a n Norwegian knitting aﬁ cionada Therese Chynoweth combines ex- S tensive technique instruction with inspirational patterns to make w this time-honored craft accessible to knitters of any skill level. e a Beginning with a look at color stranded knitting methods, she t takes you through the various types of Norwegian pattern graphs. e r Then, you’ll discover the how-tos of “cutting stitches” for cardi- T gans and armholes, along with measuring for armholes, sewing e along the sides of the cutting stitches, and cutting the fabric c to create these openings for an assortment of modern garments. h n Plus, you’ll get 20 patterns for making modern sweaters and ac- i cents using these time-honored techniques. q u e Sit back, follow along, and get all the skills and techniques to s make classic, cozy, handmade masterpieces. f o THERESE CHYNOWETH is the undisputed, preeminent teacher of r Everything You Need to Create a Sweater traditional Norwegian construction techniques. She offers work- T o shops at industry events, has been a designer and educator for Using Traditional Norwegian Techniques d Dale of Norway, and teaches at yarn shops and other direct-to- a consumer venues. She’s sold designs to Vogue Knitting, Knit y Simple, and Interweave Knits, among others. ’s K Cover design: José Almaguer $24.99 USA/$29.99 CAN n Cover photography: Brien Richmond i Includes 20 t t patterns! e r TTHHEERREESSEE CCHHYYNNOOWWEETTHH 9780470484555_RB3 .PDF.
Acknowledgments T he first person I should thank is my agent, Linda Roghaar. Without your persistence, this book would probably have never happened. To Roxane Cerda and Donna Wright at Wiley for holding my hand and helping me through my first book. To Rita Greenfeder, my technical editor, for helping me look good. To the ladies who helped with knitting the pieces for this book, Debbie Thayer, Lucinda Heller, Nancy Vogt, Pat Geiger, and Sandy Hybinette. Without you, I'd probably still be knitting. Special thanks to Dale of Norway, Inc. for permission to use three old designs in this book; each of these patterns is identified as a Dale Design in Part IV. And thanks to Singer/Viking Husqvarna for providing the sewing machine used in the photos.
Table of Contents Introduction viii I Exploring Norwegian Construction Techniques 1 Why Knit in the Round? 2 4 Neckline Variations 8 2 The Role of Steeks 4 5 Pick Your Sleeves 10 3 How Facings Fit into the Picture 6 6 Shoulder Finishes 12 II Anatomy of a Sweater 7 Reading Norwegian Charts 15 10 Shaping the Neckline 31 8 Creating a Hem 25 11 What to Do With the Shoulders 36 9 Armhole Options 28 12 Sleeves and Sleeve Facings 44 III Cut Without Fear 13 Measure, Mark, and Sew 52 15 Nothing Fell Apart; So What Next? 60 14 Now for the Cutting (Gasp!) 58 16 Do You Need to Cut for a Neckline? 67 0022__448844555555--ffttoocc.iinndddd vvii 22//2222//1100 22::1188 PPMM.
IV Patterns 17 Women's Sweaters . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 18 Men's Sweaters . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Falk Cardigan Heilo Pullover Svale Pullover Oak Vest Cruise Boat Neck Pullover Cotton Jeans Henley Sonora Tunic Royal Llama Linen Cardigan Zara Cardigan Bouclé Mohair Cardigan Ambrosia Vest Green Line Cabled Pullover 19 Kids' Sweaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 20 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Moss Vest Blue Sky Wrap Balance Pullover Soft Linen Box Pillow Daylily Hooded Cardigan Linen Jeans Purse Terra Tunic Bonsai Shawl Knitting Abbreviations 179 Bibliography 180 Resources 181 Index 182 0022__448844555555--ffttoocc.iinndddd vviiii 22//2222//1100 22::1188 PPMM.
Introduction M y favorite knitting books are those that combine inspirational patterns with extensive technique instruction. As a knitter who is mostly self-taught, I find it terribly frustrating to open a book or magazine only to discover that the special techniques used in creating the design are described in a single, short paragraph, making it difficult to teach myself the tech- nique. I've found that most books available on Norwegian knitting, although they showcase beautiful designs, contain very little in the way of practical how-to for the actual garment fin- ishing. Out of that frustration, the idea for this book was born.