I am so happy to be the last stop on the Icelandic Handknits blog tour and to be able to share this beautiful book with all of you.
Icelandic Handknits is a collection of knitting patterns inspired by handknitted artifacts from the Textile Museum in Iceland. Each piece perfectly represents the rich culture, history, and knitting heritage that Iceland is known for.
In addition to the patterns, the book contains bits of Icelandic history, a comprehensive section explaining the traditional knitting techniques, and stunning photography that makes me want to hop on a plane headed to Iceland... immediately.
There is quite a variety of traditional Icelandic patterns available...
But the ones in particular that caught my eye were this amazing hat...
... and the gorgeous floral design on this blanket.
It is a beautiful book indeed. A wonderful look into Iceland and it's knitting culture.
(And.. be sure to visit this page to learn about her upcoming tour of the textile museum!)
Icelandic Handknits is available in bookstores worldwide or on Amazon, but
leave a comment below by June 1 to enter to win a copy of your very own! :)
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