Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Knitting from the North Original Designs Inspired by Nordic and Fair Isle Knitting Traditions by Hilary Grant

I'm just getting started in knitting, after years of learning to crochet. I was taught by my grandma, but now I can do more than she could ever. However, I am grateful for her help. Since I'm interested in making gifts and pieces that can be used for clothing I found the book, Knitting from the North by Hilary Grant to be just what I needed! This book doesn't only deliver some fun winter gear but it also has easy steps to follow and information about the abbreviations and everything you need to know before beginning!

I know it's possible for an advanced knitter to grasp these patterns easily. However, from knowing myself, I'm a quick learner. I've been knitting scarves already, so just taking it up a notch and trying to make other things for winter, from this book can't be too difficult. Of course, when I do get better, it will become a piece of cake! So, it's always a good way to practice! 

Honestly, I just really admire the projects inside and each creative design that can be added to the hats like pompoms to place on top! There are so many helpful photos of the final design and patterns of the design. Also, plenty of pattern text to go along with each project. It's quite an excellent guide book for the Nordic style!


Finally, this book is super helpful, very simple to understand and has everything you need to learn before beginning. It also tells you the yarn or tools needed to get the design done. I really enjoyed taking a peek inside and plan to start some of these, so when winter comes I'll be prepared and so will my family!


Information About The Author:
HILARY GRANT grew up on the west coast of Ayrshire with a mother who was a keen knitter and instilled the ethos of buying good quality, long-lasting clothes. She studied textile design at the University of Dundee before working at Alexander McQueen designing embroideries and leatherwork. After moving back to Scotland, Hilary started her own knitwear label in 2011.

Book Information:

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Roost Books (November 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611803888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611803884
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 9.7 inches


If you're interested in learning more, please follow the link below:
Roostbooks - Knitting from the North Original Designs Inspired by Nordic and Fair Isle Knitting Traditions by Hilary Grant
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