torsdag 17 november 2016

"Tvi̕bandađir vettlingar" by Kristinu Jonsdottur Schmidhauser

"Tvi̕bandađir vettlingar" by Kristinu Jonsdottur Schmidhauser
"Tvi̕bandađir vettlingar" by Kristinu Jonsdottur Schmidhauser was published by Heimilisiđnađarfělag Íslands, 1981. When I saw this title the first time I thought it was about twined knitting, due to that the word "Tvi̕bandađir" resembled "tveband", the Norwegian word for twined knitting. Both words refer to knitting with two yarns, but in different ways. I soon discovered that the book was about Icelandic patterned mittens.
"Tvi̕bandađir vettlingar" by Kristinu Jonsdottur Schmidhauser
Many mittens in this book have a strong resemblance with mittens from northern Europe. We know that there was a lot of contact between the North Atlantic countries (in the form of commerce) and that through these contacts many things, including patterns, have spread.
"Tvi̕bandađir vettlingar" by Kristinu Jonsdottur Schmidhauser
There are also mittens with patterns that I think are not as common. Very interesting. The book is in Icelandic, but the mittens are presented with both photos and charts.
"Tvi̕bandađir vettlingar" by Kristinu Jonsdottur Schmidhauser
If you are interested in Icelandic textile pattern traditions (not only knitting) I can recommend the book "Íslensk sjónabók - Ornaments and patterns found in Iceland".
"Tvi̕bandađir vettlingar" by Kristinu Jonsdottur Schmidhauser

2 kommentarer:

  1. Your beautiful books and posts on mittens have inspired me. I am going to search my stash and start making some. You have also brought up an important point. Although the internet is lovely to find patterns and see articles, there is nothing better than a book you can hold in your hand. You must have a wonderful library of knitting books.

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