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4 april, 2007

Cabled version of "Interlace Twisted Rings" found on a harness plate in Stravanger, Norway designed by Elsebeth Lavold in her seminal book, Viking Patterns For Knitting.  In this book, Elsebeth translated the designs found on ancient Nordic relics into knitting cables.  She also developed new techniques for starting and stopping cables.  Although first published in 1998 this book was not translated into English until 2000 -- thank goodness!

Yarn: Jamieson's DK
Needles: US 6
Gauge: 20 stitches = 2.75 inches over cable
Stitch: "Interlaced Twisted Rings" cable
Source: Viking Patterns For Knitting by Elsebeth Lavold, page 22

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I love that cable! I often pull out Viking Patterns and swoon over the cables and the details! Nice to see it knit up here... :)

Posted by: jess | Apr 5, 2007 6:42:40 AM

That is beautiful yarn! And I love the cable pattern too.

Posted by: Anita | Apr 5, 2007 6:45:05 AM

Beautiful. I love her cables, but I'm not all keen on her designs. Swatching solves the problem. You can decide where you'll put them next.

Posted by: Angie | Apr 5, 2007 11:38:35 AM

Beautiful cables! I have tried swatching, and I am having major problems on where to do the increase. I read her written explanation, which seems to differ from the charts by one stitch as I understand the directions. So, I have a question for you. Do you start the increase in the stitch on the chart with the increase symbol in it, or start the increase in the stitch before the symbol (which seems wrong, but also seems to me how she explains the increase in the written directions)? I tried her method at a rather stressful time, and became frustrated and felt stupid. Help me, nona, knitting-genius, please!

Posted by: Brenda | Apr 5, 2007 4:09:30 PM

Nona ~ have you ever thought about writing a book? You translate your knowledge with such enthusiasm and humour so well on the 'page'. Even though I'm not at all a conversant knitter although I've joined a knitting group to acquire more knowledge and support ~ I have to say I gain and glean ever so much more from your blog than I do from the books I currently own, and the people I knit with.

I have to applaud you for keeping the 'so-so' knitters like myself interested and 'buoyant'.

Keep up the wonderful work, girlie. You are a life-line!!

Posted by: angel | Apr 5, 2007 5:05:31 PM

Again you give us a hint of what a great knitting book stash you have! I really like this book, but there are some places in the text where the translation seems to leave a little bit to be desired. Maybe because the translator wasn't a knitter? Of course, all the charts keep anything really important from being lost in translation.

Posted by: Laura | Apr 6, 2007 12:08:43 AM

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