Please note that this is the first time Laine has used Swiss book binding which means that the spine of the book is ”open”. Not only does this elevate the look of the book and make it very special, it also is very user friendly as the book stays open easily. So this design choice is intentional, not a defect.
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. 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,” 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.
Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest — a beautiful combination of knitwear patterns and essays, inspired by the land she inhabits — is Lotta’s debut book. https://www.lottahlothgren.com
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.