A little peak into Knit Nordic

51QdtZYXtqL._SX260_I am walking with my head in the clouds these days and enjoying being an author of a knitting book!  It’s my first book and I have been so fortunate as to work with very competent people that have seen the very best in my knitting projects and presented them so beautifully.

I have translated the book to Norwegian and it is selling like hot cakes here and I am so happy that knitters like what I make.

 

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The book has 20 small projects and all are inspired by the beautiful patterns seen on traditional Norwegian sweaters.

 

 

One of the most fun projects to develop was the teddy bear Maurice. When I worked on it I really asked myself why I didn’t just knit a plain teddy. Would people really like a teddy that was covered in a sweater pattern – would it make sense visually? My philosophy is that I have to try, otherwise I will not add anything to new. In trying there is the possibility of failing and that is part of the game. Well, this time I did not fail. Several reviews mention Maurice as one of their favourit projects!

NK_Teddy_005-768x1024I love all the traditional Norwegian knitting pattens, but if I am pressed to pick a favourit it must be Voss. The geometric nature of this pattern lend itself so beautifully to interior accessories and adds a clean but interesting look.

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My wish now is that knitters all over the world take pleasure in the book and are happy with the projects they make from it. I think that is the best part of being a published knitting book author – to provide people with a source of pleasure!

Happy knitting!

All images are by Fiona Kennedy for Collins & Brown.

My knitting nook!

_MG_7261Every summer we move to our little cottage on the outskirt of Oslo. Here I have a little garden and a lovely veranda perfect for knitting on a windy day. Here I can sit and enjoy the flowers and relax.
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My first knitting book; Knit Nordic, is just out in English and Norwegian and I am so happy to notice that people like it! It is a milestone in my designing life and still I have to think ahead.
At the moment I am working on a lovely cosy top for The Knitter Magazine, I am sketching some ideas for spring and summer next year and are dreaming up a sweater in merino, silk and possum yarn for my self!

I knit all year round but when the evenings get chilly in August, and the feel of autumn creeps in on the days, I see to enjoy the knitting more than ever!

I hope you are full of inspiration after the summer holiday and can settle down for some “you time” with the knitting.

Win a copy of Knit Nordic!

At this time of the year I start to think about knitting projects for autumn and yarn stores become a favourite destination when out shopping. I even think about Christmas and what to make for friends and family. If you feel the same you might be interested to know that at Knit Now Magazine you can win a copy of my knitting book Knit Nordic!

Head over to the lovely Knit Now Magazine to take part in the competition and make sure you enter before August 12.

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If you don’t win you can still buy the book in bookstores in the UK and online at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com and I hope you will find some inspiration for your autumn knitting!

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