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Cocoknits Sweater Workshop

With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience – Julie Weisenberger presents her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop which includes eight new designs. The book expands on the simple, seamless, top-down styling we’ve come to expect from Cocoknits.

More than just a collection, however, this book explains the Cocoknits Method – a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three-dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

All designs are worked from the neckline down, so once the neck and yoke area are established, the knitter can just cruise through generating the sweater and not worry about counting or losing track of their place in the pattern. Another advantage of knitting top-down is the ability to try on your garment as you work, to ensure the fit is right.

In addition to all-new patterns, Julie has dedicated a section of the book to an in-depth guide to choosing the right patterns for your figure type with considerations for colourwork, textured stitches, and hemlines all working in concert to create the right silhouette for you.

Interpretations 8

This series follows the journey of two friends from opposite sides of the world combining their love of their countries (Argentina and Finland respectively) and beautiful knitwear.

Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki turn 6 meaningful themes into 12 design interpretations: a cornucopia of shawls, a cowl, a hat, cardigans, and pullovers. The 6 themes Joji and Veera have chosen for Volume 8 are: Challenge, Patience, Anticipation, Pace, Compassion, and Emphasis. The collection reflects a heartfelt approach to knitting that prioritises comfort and pleasurable making without sacrificing elegance. Look to Interpretations for wardrobe classics you’ll love to knit, right to the last stitch!

The Colours of Nature

This is the English language print edition of G-ULD’s popular Danish book about natural dyeing, En Farverig Verden (2015).

The book is a simple, easy-to-follow guide to getting started with natural dyeing, introducing and giving an overview of colours, plants, fibres and tools along with basic recipes for lasting colours.

The primary focus of the book is dyeing on wool but it also briefly introduces other fibres and woven fabrics.

CONTENT:

  • A short history of natural dyeing with plants in Nordic culture.
  • A beginner’s guide on how to get started with natural dyeing and collecting plants in nature.
  • An overview of colours and fibres suitable for natural dyeing.
  • Recipes for dyeing with fresh and dried plant material.
  • An overview of plant materials to collect in Nordic nature and which to buy such as madder root, cochineal and indigo.
  • A guide to preparing yarn and fabric for dyeing that lasts.
  • A guide to tools used in the various processes of dyeing.
  • 8 recipes covering mordanting, dyeing with fresh and dried plants as well as historic dyes such as indigo, madder root and cochineal.

Information about the book:

  • 160 pages
  • Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Format: 17 x 24 cm
  • Weight: 615 g
  • Printed in Denmark.

The Yarn Winding Manifesto

The Yarn Winding Manifesto is an inspirational work intended to share the joy of craftsmanship, materials, and colours. With thread, cardboard, and attention, you are invited into yarn winding’s artistic space of colours and textures.

So that together, we can contribute a bit of creative counterbalance to an efficient, results-oriented society. There’s a need for it!

With a flow of inspiring images in a wealth of colours, textures, and compositions, this photo series of nearly 200 works is introduced with beautiful and intelligent framing texts, an illustrated guide to the method, and a yarn winding manifesto of tangible simplicity.

Content:

  • 4 short essays on creativity and colour.
  • 10 illustrations and a written guide on how to make your own yarn windings.
  • Nearly 200 photographs of artworks for inspiration.

Collaboration:

  • The Danish Arts Foundation
  • G-uld I/S: Several of the artworks in the book were created with beautiful plant dyed yarn from G-uld. They have given new life and a new perception of the traditional craft of natural dyes.
  • Bruunshåb Olde Cardboard Factory: A museum for the early cardboard industry in Denmark. The colours cardboards that are the base of the artworks come from here.

Crochet Crush

Release Date: December 3, 2021

Timeless fashion and modern practicality are the starting points for Molla Mills’ Crochet Crush. The 23 crochet patterns include both home decor and accessories, making everyday aesthetics accessible to everyone. The designs have been inspired by the colours of flowers, the moods of past summers, as well as Brooklyn’s neighbourhoods. Crochet’s compact and sturdy fabric is best suited for wear-intensive things such as carpets and bags. This book is a collection, so you can combine patterns and vary the colours to your liking. Instead of ready-to-buy, Molla encourages her readers to make their own pieces with quality materials and enjoy the slow process. The mind calms down as soon as the first chain loop is crocheted.

Molla Mills (born 1979) is an internationally known Finnish designer who learned how to crochet from her mother as a little girl in Kurikka, Finland. She has studied fashion, marketing and art and has written several crochet books that have been published for instance in Brazil and in South Korea. Molla also designs pattern collections for different yarn brands and travels around the world teaching crochet workshops.

  • 224 pages
  • 23 crochet patterns
  • Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Weight: Approx. 1.1 kg / 2.4 lb
  • Dimensions: 210 x 270 x 23 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-06-7
  • Print only, no digital download code available
  • Printed in Latvia

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