Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest is a knitted walk through the forest and the seasons. With a keen eye for the innate wonders of the natural world, Lotta H Löthgren combines knitwear designs with notes on the landscape she calls home: a small village in the southeast of Sweden, nestled among forests and lakes. There, she spends her days writing, knitting, designing knitwear and hand-dyeing yarn.
Observations includes nine knitwear patterns for long-lasting, wearable garments and accessories, along with essays about living a life close to nature. The patterns have been created in a quiet conversation with the land, drawing elements from the natural world and translating them into stitches and fabric.
“This book is the meeting between myself and my homeplace, seen from a very human perspective but told alongside the low hum of the soil,” Lotta says.
Lotta H Löthgren is a knitwear designer, writer and yarn-dyer living with her husband, children, dogs and chickens in a small village in the southeast of Sweden, where she also runs her own yarn shop. Lotta leads a small, quiet life close to nature and the changing seasons. As a designer, she loves to interpret natural elements into practical and wearable garments, perfect for her way of life.
- 200 pages
- 9 knitting patterns (3 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 vest, 1 short-sleeved sweater, 1 shawl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks)
- Sweaters and cardigans fit at least a 152 cm / 60″ bust, all accessory patterns come in 3 sizes
- Hardback, swiss binding
- Printed in Latvia.
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Beautifully produced. I have a few books like this - knitting patterns with photos of countryside, wildlife etc - but this does also have interesting text which makes it a bit different. Really enjoying it.