Close Knit by Laerke Bagger
Attention twenty-first century knitters! Europe's coolest textile genius throws the rulebook out the window with a knitting book like never before! Includes 15 basic patterns and 45 techniques to personalise from beginner to advanced.
Attention twenty-first century knitters! 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. Europe's hippest textile genius throws the rulebook out the window with a knitting book like never before.
Freaked out by complicated instructions? Want to embrace your mistakes? How do you knit fur? How about some funky patterns for children's clothes that kids will love? Well, Lærke Bagger is here for you. In addition to eschewing perfection, the Lærke 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.
Known for her exuberant use of colour and textures, this young textile artist is rapidly gaining a fanatical worldwide following. In this unique guide, she offers advice for knitters of every level from beginner to advanced, fifteen basic patterns that can be varied infinitely to suit individual skill sets, tastes, and materials, and 45 knitting techniques for personalising your projects.
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. 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.
Along the way, Lærke Bagger dispenses unique pearls of wisdom for living in today's hectic world.
About the Author:
Lærke Bagger holds a Master's degree in Textile Design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2020, she was nominated for \"Newcomer of the Year\" in the prestigious Elle Style Awards. During the first Covid lockdown, her free knitting project, the Alone Together Sweater, was shared and downloaded by thousands all over the world. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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