Hygge Knits (Paperback)

Nordic and Fair Isle sweaters, scarves, hats, and more to keep you cozy

By Nicki Trench

CICO Books, 9781782494782, 128pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Suddenly everyone wants to be Scandinavian, and to "hygge" (pronounced hue-guh) which means "a sublime state of cosiness" felt when you are with friends or loved ones. It can be enhanced by the addition of a log fire, a sweet treat and a cozy knit . So spread the love, and keep things cozy, by knitting yourself—or your family—a warm and beautiful sweater, hat, gloves, or socks, with a Scandi feel.

It seems that suddenly everyone wants to be Scandinavian, and to "hygge" (pronounced hue-guh) which means "a sublime state of cosiness" felt when you are with friends or loved ones. It can be enhanced by the addition of a log fire, a sweet treat and a cozy knit . So spread the love, and keep things cozy, by knitting yourself—or your family—a warm and beautiful sweater, hat, gloves, or socks, with a Scandi feel.

From Shetland to the Faroe Islands, Norway and beyond, there is a shared tradition of knitting intricate patterns in colors that combine and contrast. Whether you have been inspired by watching Danish dramas or you are fascinated by the intricate geometric patterns of Fair Isle, there are designs here that will make you want to pick up your needles and get knitting. Garments include a tank top with a vintage feel, an adorable cardigan for a baby, and a Nordic-style yoked sweater. For the home, there’s a cafetiere cozy, a chunky pillow cover, and more. There’s also a baby blanket that would make a perfect gift, and a lined cover for your e-reader. With full color charts for all patterns, and a techniques section to explain essential Fair-Isle knitting skills, you will have everything you need to know. (Previously published as Fair Isle and Nordic Knits.)


About the Author

Nicki Trench is a bestselling author, crafter, and vegetable grower. She teaches, lectures, and writes features on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating, and hen keeping. Her books include Cute and Easy Crocheted Cozies, Crochet Basics, Cute & Easy Crochet (over 125,000 copies sold), Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers, Geek Chic Crochet, Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, A Passion for Quilting, Super-scary Crochet, and Super-cute Crochet, all published by CICO Books. Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com. Nicki is based in East Sussex, UK.