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Close Knit: 15 Patterns and 45 Techniques from Beginner to Advanced from Europe's Coolest Knitter

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In addition to eschewing perfection, the Laerke Bagger technique involves tying knots instead of sewing the ends of yarn, recycling every inch of wool, and letting mistakes be a part of the design. I'm going with 4 stars because of that; however, it could be an informative and dynamic book for someone looking to be a designer.

There are illustrated instructions for making socks, scarves and sweaters-but you’ll also find ideas for creating babysuits, scrunchies, T-shirts and even a prom dress. I remember as a kid looking across at my Mum who was knitting while she watched TV; I want to hone this skill enough that I can enjoy the mindlessness that comes with confidence. I got her 2022 Prestel-published hardback book Close Knit: 15 Patterns and 45 Techniques from Beginner to Advanced from Europe’s Coolest Knitter for my birthday, and I have been carrying it from bed to the couch and back again ever since it came into my possession. Close Knit: 15 Patterns and 45 Techniques from Beginner to Advanced from Europe's Coolest Knitter 2.

I highly recommend it to all the knitters who loves to make modern garments and are looking for unexpected inspiring books! I’m producing a scarf for my boyfriend every night when we watch The Sopranos, even if I haven’t mastered the art of knitting without looking. I’ve considered importing it for hundreds of dollars because… I could still read the patterns right? With names like the Carpe Diem Sweater, the Bad Idea Top and the Easy Peasy Pillow, her knits are easily translated to fit whatever mood you’re in.

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which brings me to Lærke Bagger, a Copenhagen-based textile artist and graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. There are illustrated instructions for making socks, scarves and sweaters—but you’ll also find ideas for creating babysuits, scrunchies, T-shirts and even a prom dress. Is anyone still disappointed that the english version of Strik (Close Knit) by Lærke Bagger didn’t get the original pink cover? Put down your stitch markers, cable needles, and rulers, its time to dive into your scrap yarn bag and throw caution to the wind.

Chronic fatigue has challenged my interest in being a productive member of society, which used to be quite the motivating factor in my life, however subliminally I felt it. Patterns and 45 Techniques from Beginner to Advanced from Europe’s Coolest Knitter Attention twenty-first century knitters! There are illustrated instructions for making socks, scarves and sweaters―but you’ll also find ideas for creating babysuits, scrunchies, T-shirts and even a prom dress. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

During the first Covid lockdown, her free knitting project, the Alone Together Sweater, was shared and downloaded by thousands all over the world. The technique to knit are perfectly explained and the range of difficulty is wide, so you will find easy to advanced project. Known for her exuberant use of color and textures, this young textile artist is rapidly gaining a fanatical worldwide following. Raglan’s not particularly my style either, but that’s fine because I have fallen into a trance with knitting. Great for both beginner and advanced knitters, it contains a vast array of interesting designs from jumpers, dresses and kids clothing to unique accessories such as scrunchies, socks and scarves.Put down your stitch markers, cable needles, and rulers, it's time to dive into your scrap yarn bag and throw caution to the wind. In pictures, her fringe is short and choppy, and she dresses in her own designs that feature scrap-yarn combinations that cycle through colours, gradients, techniques; Merino, polyester, bulky, sport. Knitting favours joy over profit, play over work, pacing over rush jobs, and community over isolation. It’s almost as if fatigue has liberated me in slow-motion, dragging me under the covers to a more anarchic and horizontal stance. I know nothing compares to full health but knitting has almost got me making peace with the situation I find myself in.

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