Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest

$38.72

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 of the landscape she calls home: a small village in the southeast of Sweden, nestled among forests and lakes. She spends her days there 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," 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 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.

Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest is a beautiful combination of knitwear patterns and essays inspired by the land she inhabits and is Lotta's debut book. For more about Lotta, check out lottahlothgren.com

This gorgeous Swiss-bound hardback includes nine knitting patterns (three sweaters, one cardigan, one vest, one short-sleeved sweater, one shawl, one hat, and one pair of socks). Sweaters and cardigans fit at least a 152 cm / 60″ bust; all accessory patterns come in three sizes. 

  • 200 pages.
  • Nine knitting patterns (three sweaters, one cardigan, one vest, one short-sleeved sweater, one shawl, one hat, and one pair of socks).
  • Sweaters and cardigans fit at least a 152 cm / 60″ bust; all accessory patterns come in 3 sizes.
  • Hardback, swiss binding.
  • Language: English.
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-71-5 (English edition).
  • Weight: Approx. 700 g / 1.55 lb.
  • Dimensions: 172 x 246 x 22 mm.
  • Printed in Latvia.

Pattern preview pages are now available on Laine's website and Ravelry.