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Shades of Winter: Knitting with Natural Woolby Ingalill Johansson
Synopses & Reviews
Inspired by the sublime, subtle tones of wintry northern landscapes, the more than 35 projects in Shades of Winter showcase the natural beauty of pure undyed wool yarn photographed against the Scandinavian winters snow crystals and cold.
These gorgeous garments—from tops, sweaters, dresses, and coats to hats, mittens, scarves, and shawls—evoke wools warmth and softness in many different patterns and textures. A knitter of any skill level and inclination will surely become enchanted by the possibilities: garments ranging from simple garter and stockinette to more elaborate cables, bobbles, texture, and lace patterns.
Knitting with eco-friendly undyed wool creates a rich, visually organic theme for the book. The chapters are organized by the natural tones of the yarns: white, gray, and beige. These fine woolens are not only visually stunning, but hold the promise of doing no harm to the environment.
Knitters will be transported by the books artful photography, taken in one of Swedens most exotic and famous locations, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. Here, stylish knits are viewed in a dreamlike atmosphere, where ice columns and ice crystal crowns in the pillared hall range in color from the iciest light blue to the deepest petroleum blue. The only shivers a knitter will feel are those of pure delight at the contrast of woolen warmth next to icy environs.
Like a modern fairy tale, Shades of Winter will captivate any knitter.
About the Author
Ingalill has been the chief designer and quality manager for one of Swedens largest knitting companies for many years. During her thirty years in the industry, she has acquired a wealth of experience in knitwear construction and the design of knitting patterns. After graduating from the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Ingalill was hired by one of Swedens largest knitting companies. She has also worked as a freelance designer for 10 years. Besides working for all of Swedens major knitting companies, Ingalill has also designed knitting patterns for weekly publications. Today she runs her own yarn store Garngabriken (the Yarn Factory) in Gothenburg. Stickat i ekologisk ull is her first book, and she hopes to inspire and share her knowledge with everyone who enjoys knitting.
Ewa is a creative and driven entrepreneur who runs two successful businesses, Andinsson Photography and the publisher Andina Förlagher. In 2009, Ewa started the publisher Andina Förlag. Two of the publisher's most popular books are the chocolate book Med kärlek till choklad and the knitting book Stickat i ekologisk ull.
Table of Contents
Knitting Patterns/Natural White
Lace Knit Gloves, Scarf, and Knee Socks
Lace Knit Top
Garter Stitch Cap, Wrist Warmers, and Shoulder Wrap/Skirt
Short Sleeve Bolero
Texture Knit Cardigan
Texture Knit Vest
Stockinette Dress with Garter Stitch Edgings and Flower
Cabled Kneesocks, Wrist Warmers, Cowl, and Cap
Long Sweater with Relief-Stitch Borders
Lace Socks and Wrist Warmers
Lace Shawl with Crocheted Edging
Stockinette Dress with Garter-Stitch Edgings and
Embellished with Buttons
Sweater with Relief-Stitch Borders
Sweater with Front Placket and Pockets
Lacy Sweater with Ruffled Edges
Gloves with Ruffled Edges
Raglan Sweater with Placket
Pleated Cap, Mittens, Leg Warmers, and Neck Warmer
The Ice Hotel
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