Swedish Handknits: A Collection of Heirloom Patterns
Swedish Handknits is a collection of patterns for sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, headbands, and bags, all inspired by the historic textiles housed at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Institute was the first to host the successful Bohus knitting exhibit in America, so it's fitting that its world-class textile collection provides the inspiration for these designs. As in the authors' Norwegian Handknits, vintage photographs of Swedish immigrants, recipes, and photos of the artifacts that inspired the designs will be included, along with a short history of knitting in Sweden. Bohus, twined knitting, and Swedish mittens are some of the many techniques featured in the book.
Sue Flanders is co-author of Norwegian Handknits. Her knitwear designs have been published in many magazines and books over the years, including Knitting in America and Kids Knitting. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Janine Kosel is co-author of Norwegian Handknits. She has been knitting since her mother taught her as a young girl. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.