This is such a great idea and wonderfully clear tutorial on how to make shag on knitting. Click on the image to enlarge to get the full directions on how to create shag on knitting (or anything really).
This technique is from the book:
Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa, is one of the premiere centers for Norwegian-American heritage in the United States. As such, it houses one of the country's most extensive collections of the textiles and handknits that have woven ties between Norwegian communities in America and the Old World, between today's culture and a rich past.
Norwegian Handknits collects thirty patterns for handknits from Vesterheim—folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and sweaters—all inspired by traditional knits housed in the museum. With an introduction reflecting on the history of Norwegian-style knitting and the stories behind the handknits that inspired the patterns, the book is at once a practical guide, a repository of cultural history, and a lovely look at one of the rich traditions knit into the American fabric.
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She scored herself a copy of:
Kristen Hampshire, Iris Bass and Lori Paximadis
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Do you knit in the warm weather?
I knit small light stuff.
I actually have a project coming up (it's actually crochet but close enough!) that I will soon share with you. It is a fun project from an upcoming book that is soooooo beyond cute it is killing me.