BOOK : Strands of Joy (softcover)
Strands of Joy features 20 versatile colourwork patterns for challenging and relaxing knitting, from Finnish knitwear designer Anna Johanna and Nordic knitting experts Laine.
No hobby is more mindful than knitting. In strange times, one can be endlessly grateful for the gentle rustle of needles, soft wool sliding between fingers, the calming effect of following a pattern – and the reward of a handmade creation. For this beautiful book, Anna Johanna's background in maths has informed her in creating 20 complex and unique colourwork patterns, with designs that evoke Scandinavian scenes and whimsical motifs. The projects include sweaters and cardigans in up to 12 sizes, as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid's pullover. Each comprehensive pattern is seamlessly worked top down using circular needles, with extra resources and support available on the Laine website.
With stunning photography and styling evokes the cosy Nordic lifestyle and slow living, Strands of Joy is a knitting book to bring calm and colour to your life. Cast on a mindless two-colour project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.
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