Annika Konttaniemi – Arctic Knitting, The Magic of Nature and Colourwork
Knitwear design, Patterns and Texts: Annika Konttaniemi*
Tech Editing: Heli Rajavaara
Editing: Rebecca Watson
Translation: Annika Konttaniemi and Riina Silvennoinen
Photography and Layout Design: Viola Minerva Virtamo
Fall under the spell of Lapland and its seasons in the form of 20 timeless knitwear designs – from a riot of autumn russets to deep wintry tones, springtime snow that dazzles in the sun and alluring nightless nights of the summer. You are sure to find your new favourite patterns while being whisked to a world of tranquil wooded hills, misty peatlands and snow-covered fells.
The soothing craft is suitable for beginners and advanced knitters alike: make a beanie or hat if after an easier challenge, cast a cosy vest or shawl on those needles, or get creative with stranded knitting. The eight sizing options as well as sweater patterns for kids make sure instructions are suitable also for your nearest and dearest. The colour theory section leads readers to find inspiration from the symphony of hues in nature and making use of contrasting colour harmony. With the pro tips, you’ll be creating unique knits that take their cues from magical woodlands and sweeping skies!
Having set up home on the Arctic Circle, Annika Konttaniemi, MA, loves the great outdoors and finds endless inspiration for her knitting from the northern landscape and its constantly shifting colour palette.
* (Vaara shawl (p. 213) co-design Annika Konttaniemi and Jenny Rankka)
Size 170 x 241 mm