Traditional Danish Sweaters

200 Stars and Other Classic Motifs from Historic Sweaters

Vivian Høxbro



ISBN: 9781570769245



BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 256 pages

Follow step-by-step instructions as you reconstruct traditional Danish sweaters in contemporary sizes and work traditionally-inspired patterns for a stole, top, tunic, and more—or use these motifs, edgings, and decorative panels in projects of your own design.

From a little-known chapter of knitting history comes the Danish “night sweater”—part of women’s traditional dress in the 1800s, these sweaters have long been overlooked in surveys of Scandinavian handcrafting and design. But celebrated Danish knitting expert Vivian Høxbro has brought together diligent research, comprehensive charts, and her own painstaking efforts to reconstruct these carefully-preserved garments to create a unique collection of single-colour relief patterns.

Within, knitted, purled and crossed stitches form hundreds of classic star motifs, edgings, horizontal and vertical pattern panels and striking “traveling stitch” designs. Learn the history of night sweaters in Denmark, with a rundown of special techniques and regional knitting practices, and then dive into a neatly-organised library of 200 charts for motifs of all kinds.

Meet the author Vivian Høxbro

VIVIAN HØXBRO is well-known among knitters both in Denmark and abroad as a teacher, lecturer, presenter, and pattern expert. She has over 30 years of experience with knitwear design, both for yarn companies and as a freelancer.