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Setesdal Sweaters The History Of The Norwegian Lice Pattern

Lusekofta, the "lice" pattern sweater from Setesdal in Norway has one of the world's most knitted and varied sweater designs. In this colorful book, Annemor Sundbo has collected old photographs, historic newspaper articles, and descriptions from many people to hlep her research into the magic of the Setesdalskofte. The history, combined with the earliest patterns of these famous sweaters, will give inspiration and ideas for creating a sweater the Setesdal way, from knitting the patterns to working the unique decorative embroidery that surrounds the collar and cuffs.

Hardcover: 159 pages

Publisher: Torridal Tweed; 1st edition (2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 8299465729

ISBN-13: 978-8299465724

Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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Published by Torridal Tweed, the first edition in English, 2001. Pictorial hardback boards without dustjacket; sewn binding; 159 pp with over 200 illustrations.Table of ContentsPart 1: The Story of the Lice Patterned Sweater Lusekofte from Sweden...topics include...The LouseDeveloping a National IdentityBorrowed Ideas and Local StyleNightshirtsThe Connection with Iceland SweatersMilitary Influence on Costumes and FashionsTrade With the Outside WorldPart 2: Genuine Sweaters from Setesdal...topics include...Classic and Antique ModelsSweater Fashions in TransitionAbout KnittingPart 3: Woolen Mills and Designers...topics include...Early Patterns in MagazinesPattern PamphletsFrom Immoral Practice to Preserving Ancient TraditionsPart 4: Patterns and Diagrams (pp 107-150)6 page Bibliography

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