40 garments inspired by Norwegian traditions In this wonderful knitting book, Helle Siggerud has been inspired by costume traditions and folklore from all over Norway. She has traveled far and wide and immersed herself in Norwegian patterns; used in knitting, weaving, embroidery and wallpaper; and has transformed it into beautiful knitwear. Helle is famous for her figure-hugging garments, good cuts and snappy details. And you'll find all that here. The book features mostly women's garments, but there are also great designs for men and children – and for dogs! The book is divided according to Norway's five regions; North, East, South, West, and Central Norway; with each section containing interesting stories about patterns, cuts and textiles. Knit something from your favorite region, or just go with what you find most appealing. There are instructions for over 40 beautiful knitwear designs in the book, among them you'll find coats, sweaters, tops, vests, skirts, bags and accessories. The garments are as equally suited for everyday wear as they are for a party. The images, elegantly photographed by Eivind Røhne, show the garments styled both for urban use and as party suits in more national romantic surroundings. Maybe you'll find yourself driven to make your own costume. At the back of the book we've included a guide to sewing a simple women's national-costume. A beautiful and exciting book; that'll perhaps inspire you to be just like Helle, who knits day and night, creating classic timeless garments.
Helle Siggerud has knitted and sewn for as long as she can remember. The former communications adviser took an education as a folk-costume maker, and now she runs a sewing business in Lørenskog where she sews folk-costumes and creates knitting designs.