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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 August 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782211549
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 198x272 mm
  • Illustrations: 288
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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Arne & Carlos Knitting Scandinavian Style


Socks, sweaters, mittens, hats, pillows, blankets and more! by Arne & Carlos

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Book Description

Arne & Carlos derived the inspiration for this book from numerous Setesdal patterns. Many were found in the attics of old houses, in books, on postcards, and from old knitting patterns. In their newest book, Knitting Scandinavian Style, you will find 33 patterns for gorgeous sweaters in bright colours, to suit both men and women. Ideas for accessories such as mittens, hats, wrist warmers, stockings, small and large pillows, teddy bears and much more. The levels of difficulty vary from completely easy patterns to those for more experienced knitters.

Through experience gained from working alongside Scandinavia's most respected knitters, many of whom still use centuries-old techniques, Arne & Carlos seek to preserve tradition while creating pieces that are fresh and modern. The 33 patterns in this book have been inspired by Setesdal’s cultural heritage but were designed with a little twist.

  • Arne & Carlos go out of their way to share their imagination and inspiration, once again providing unique and diverse ideas for handmade designs in their characteristic style that honours traditional Scandinavian knitwear
  • The popular designers have published five books, starting in 2010 and they are available in 14 languages
  • Arne & Carlos are popular wherever their books are published and wherever the authors travel for book signings or workshops. In 2013 they have been to England, Northern Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan and the USA

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About Arne & Carlos

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established their design company ARNE & CARLOS in 2002. Drawing on traditional Scandinavian influences and the natural environment, they create original and striking knitwear, and work with such prestigious fashion designers as Comme des Garçons. Arne and Carlos’s creative base is their eclectic farm in Norway, where they absorb the rich tradition of Scandinavian arts and crafts while exploring their own knitwear inspirations. Visit their website www.arnecarlos.com



This book is inspirational for a fair isle knitter who is looking for ideas for a new project. The complexity of patterns varies from a simple first colour work potholder project, to a complex jumper pattern that involves the advanced technique of steeking. I believe that there is something there for everyone. I like the fact that there are also lace projects which are not too complex and the neck warmer would be a great simple piece of knitting for a weekend.

The colour ranges shown are excellent and give the reader great ideas of how colours can be mixed and also how photography can enhance the piece with carefully chosen backgrounds.

The photos are great and they also bring in humour and a sense of history. The patterns are laid out clearly and charts are a great size to follow. I believe that the patterns within them can be transferred to other projects, if you wanted to use them more than once.

Knitter, The

Issue 77

There's something irresistible about Nordic knitwear designs when the weather starts to turn chilly - and just in time for winter, Scandinavian design duo Arne and Carlos have released this colourful collection of garments and accessories.


Design influences have been drawn from their collection of vintage Norwegian patterns, textiles, books and even Christmas card, discovered in the attic of Arne's grandmother in Setesdal.


We especially love the elegance of the two-tone stranded colourwork jumpers for men and women, and the exuberant colours of the cosy stockings taken from vintage Setesdal sweaters.


You can bring Scandi-style into your home, too, with Arne and Carlos's colourwork pillows, draft excluders and tea cosy. Quick knits include 'Five Wise Virgins' wristwarmers and hats, a sweet little teddy bear, and mittens inspired by traditional Norwegian weaving. There's also a beautiful heirloom lace baby blanket.

Knit Today

Christmas 2014

New from knitting's favourite double-act is this beautiful collection of Scandinavian inspired clothes, accessories and homewares. Arne & Carlos took inspiration from the colourwork patterns from books, postcards and old knitting patterns found stashed away in dusty attics in the Setesdal Valley of southern Norway, and conjured up 33 stunning all-ability designs for men, women and children - including hats, teddy bears, wristwarmers and cushions.


September 2014

With all things Scandinavian more popular than ever, here is a whole book dedicated to knitting projects in this style. Popular knitwear designers Arne and Carlos have filled this handsome book with lovely pieces taken from traditional motifs from Setesdal in Southern Norway. As with all the Arne and Carlos series you can expect a beautifully illustrated book with pictures of more than just the projects. The inspiration behind this collection is Arnes grandmother who came from this area, and her house that was filled with items to inspire designs. There are lots of pictures of traditional items like Christmas cards and knitting patterns as well as the authors and others wearing the clothes and interesting snippets about Setesdal motifs. This is the home of what we think of as the classic Scandinavian sweater, and there are patterns for several in here along with socks, hats, mittens, blankets, pillows, a tea cozy and more. Patterns include written instructions and charts, many in color along with large full page photographs and notes about the inspiration behind the design. The yarns used are all as Scandinavian as the projects and there is a short but handy list of UK and US stockists and substitutes along with websites. This is a book aimed at intermediate and upwards knitters with no information about actual knitting, just the patterns but at this level this should be enough. Something for less proficient knitters to aspire to and a lovely book in all respects. If you cannot find a good range of knitting materials locally try http://www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.

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