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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 21 March 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921054
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £10.00 (4 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 145
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: £19.99
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A Knitter's Year


30 modern knits for every season by Ida Wirak Trettevik

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Book Description

Versatile, stylish and sustainable, this stunning collection of patterns includes snuggly mittens and beanies as well as chunky sweaters, flattering dresses, cool summer tops and even a zipped skirt.

Bursting with Nordic charm and elegance, and the perfect antidote to fast fashion, every garment in this book has been lovingly designed to last.

A Knitter's Year will see you through four seasons of clothes to make for your whole family; each piece is lovingly designed by the author, Ida, who is shown throughout the book, modelling the garments, along with her family, in their native Norway.

The clothes include jackets, jumpers and skirts for adults, as well as cosy winter gear for the children.

A Knitter's Year features 30 projects, so you'll never be wanting for inspiration, whatever the season. Some projects are new and exclusive to the book, and all designed with love by Ida herself. 

Table of Contents

Grey gloves, Grey winter hat, Thick winter sweater, Classy pencil skirt, Urban sweater for women, Warm winter scarf, Urban sweater for children

Permafrost sweater, Chunky knit sweater, Fawn sweater, Fuzzy cardigan, Cropped t-shirt

Nordic summer top for children, Tube top, Midsummer culottes, Cropped-sleeve summer top, Nordic summer vest

Retro button-down dress, 'Northwest' vest top, Airy summer dress, Cardigan, Chunky sweater, Urban sweater for men, Coarse cardigan 'smoking jacket', Turtleneck sweater, Musk jacket for children

About the Author

About Ida Wirak Trettevik

Ida Wirak Trettevik is the woman behind Witre Design, a website of knitted clothes and patterns, which launched in 2018. The brand is all about creating patterns that will inspire others to knit their own wardrobe, piece by piece, using materials of the highest quality and longevity.

Ida has been knitting from a very young age, having learnt from her mother and aunt; but she found her true vocation in advanced knitting when she was ordered to rest while pregnant with one of her sons. She and her husband and their three boys now live on the Norwegian island of Engeløya. 

Ida presently has over 82,000 followers on her Instagram account under the handle @witredesign




This book is not your branded normal knitters companion, nor is it a basic exploration into knitting in general. With its relaxed, I felt hygge vibe, its attractive to all, including those like myself who are not experienced knitters by any means, yet wish to still create something wearable and have that push, that temptation to really do hit not just look at it on the printed page and imagine its fruition.

I judge this as a perfect weekend cosy corner read, grab your IKEA blanket, a big old cup of the old coffee, a bowl of whatever your taste fanciesthis book and yes, PREPLAN by deciding on the project illustrated you wish to tackle first - I tell you - begin!

No season is passed over. All projects are practical, yet some may be more achievable and have more use value. For example, I myself am more attracted to the chunky cardigans and jumpers than the dresses and zipped skirt - but hey, you may have a different opinion and find the items hold a nostalgic or novelty value.

The personal touch via the author themselves being the model, captured wearing the projects in her native country Norway, fits this books content beautifully.

The book in its printed form is a bulky heavy issue, with a hardback cover. Thematically this marries well with the books sustainable, non-fashion, clothing built-to-last vibe.

With its 30 projects, I discovered at least five I want to have a go of. Ida must be rather proud of herself as this book is so under her artistic control, with the patterns, the photography and the modelling all done by her fair hand. It is obviously her literary baby.

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