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Contrasts:Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, April 14, 2022. 

Meiju’s debut book, Contrasts – Textured Knitting, contains 22 patterns, including pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats  (see details below) in a soft, delicate and feminine style. They have been designed by Meiju to be functional and fit well. The pullovers and cardigans are mostly knitted from the top down, making their size easy to adjust.

Meiju lives in Helsinki, Finland with her husband and three sons. Even as a teenager, she never knitted from patterns, preferring to create her own designs. Later, knitwear design became a passionate hobby and part-time work. She hopes to spark new ideas for beginners and more experienced knitters.

Meiju K-P’s patterns are filled with elaborate lace, beautiful cables and carefully finished details – but at the same time they are fun to make. As a designer, Meiju likes to combine challenging techniques with a pleasant knitting experience.

SEE ALL OF MEIJU K-P’s PATTERNS

Details

  • 280 pages
  • 22 knitting patterns (9 sweaters, 5 cardigans, 1 poncho, 4 shawls, 3 hats), additional pattern modifications given
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English (also available in Finnish)
  • Weight: Approx. 1300 g / 3.1 lb
  • 205 x 270 x 27 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-11-1
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Print only, no digital download available.
This is a fake cover, the real cover is still forthcoming and will be much, much prettier!

Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits By Aleks Byrd

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 20, 2022. 

For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia’s tradition and love for handicrafts greatly surpass its size. Estonian knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each knit tells a story about the knitter and where they live. Aleks Byrd’s book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits is an introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired. It includes 19 patterns, ranging from mittens to sweaters, that blend seamlessly with modern knitting styles.

Aleks Byrd – whose roots are in Estonia, Canada and the USA – is a knitwear designer based in Bath, UK. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world.

In her designs, tradition and Aleks’ own, graphic style meet. With her book, Aleks wants to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone. At the same time, she builds a bridge between Estonian knitters and the international knitting community.

SEE DESIGNS BY ALEKS BYRD

  • 216 pages
  • 19 knitting patterns
  • 10 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 dress, 1 vest, 1 shawl, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks, 1 fingerless mitt pattern, 1 mitten pattern
  • Detailed, illustrated tutorials for 5 traditional Estonian knitting techniques
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English (also available in Finnish)
  • Weight: Approx. 1080 g / 2.4 lb
  • 205 x 270 x 27 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-09-8
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Print only, no digital download code available
This is a fake cover, the real cover is still forthcoming and will be much, much prettier!

Laine Magazine no. 14: Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 6, 2022. 

Laine Issue 14: Summer 2022, is inspired by the light Nordic summer nights – gentle, delicate and carefree. Our beloved summers are so short and sweet, that even the wee small hours feel too precious to spend asleep. The 10 designs featured in our summer collection embody that summer night’s magic and explore colourwork, texture and delicate details.

Designers featured in this issue: Isabella Clark, Evgeniya Dupliy, Lindsey Fowler, Katrine Hannibal, Ema Marinescu, Claudia Quintanilla, Maria Walters and Sylvia Watts-Cherry.

  • 148 pages
  • 10 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated (both charts and written instructions provided)
  • an interview with knitwear designer Aleks Byrd whose debut book is published in May 2022 by Laine Publishing
  • an article about Sisters United
  • an article about vegan knitting
  • a column about the challenge of running into a creative rut by our regular columnist Päivi Kankaro
  • a column about how to find comfort in learning a new craft by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section
  • Printed in Estonia
  • Print only

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