Nordic Knits with Birger Berge: Traditional Patterns, Exciting New Looks (Hardcover)
Breathe new life into Norwegian tradition with one of Norway's hottest knit designers.
Birger Berge is a study in apparent contradictions: he's a trained historian ... and an Instagram star--a trend-setting contemporary knitter ... who's deeply passionate about traditional patterns and their origins. Berge learned to knit as a child from his mother and grandmother, and for him handcrafts have become a source of comfort and creative energy, and a well of endless inspiration. Now, he combines his own distinctly modern style, a love of contrasts and dynamic color combinations, and the classic beauty of Norwegian patterning in a collection of gorgeous knitwear designs freshly adapted for an American knitting audience.
- Eye-catching and varied knitting projects, including sweaters, cardigans, scarves, hats, mittens, and home d cor and accessories
- Striking, wearable garments for women and men, featuring timeless motifs in vivid colors and compelling combinations
- Beautiful full-color photographs, easy-to-read charts--and Birger Berge's characteristic attention to detail and flair for composition, indulged to the fullest
Birger Berge is educated as an historian and works at The Holberg Prize, UiB. He is passionate about traditional craftsmanship and spends much of his time developing knitting patterns that show the rich tradition we have. He resides in Bergen, Norway.