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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 22 August 2011
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844487813
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x267 mm
  • Illustrations: 117
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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55 Christmas Balls to Knit

£14.99

Colourful Festive Ornaments by Arne & Carlos

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Book Description

Inspired by traditional Norwegian knitwear, these designs for holiday ornaments integrate the old with the new. With crafts based on the authors' original designs, this guide gives knitters the chance to craft their very own versions of these playful decorations. Each pattern can easily be adapted to hats, mittens, or even sweaters by the extra creative crafter.

Who doesnt love Christmas decorations? They are colorful and festive and bring joy to many both in the making and the decorating. As featured on the front cover of The Bookseller and Channel 4 programme Kirstie's Handmade Christmas, Norwegian knitwear design stars Arne and Carlos bring fun-filled holiday crafting to knitters everywhere with their ornamental balls. They are easy to knit, easy to stuff and once you get knitting you wont want to stop. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns each ball is a unique handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantels, centerpieces and window dressings, and make perfect gifts for friends and family. This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with one set of instructions and 55 patterns pick up your needles and start knitting.

One basic pattern forms the basis for all 55 projects in the book
Designs included for tree ornaments, centerpieces, wreaths and festive window dressings
As featured on Channel 4 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas and the front cover of The Bookseller

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One basic pattern forms the basis for all 55 projects in the book
Designs included for tree ornaments, centerpieces, wreaths and festive window dressings
Quick, portable and fun

About the Author

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 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. www.arnecarlos.com

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Autumn 2013

Who doesnt love Christmas decorations? Now, Norwegian knitwear design stars, Arne and Carlos, bring fun-filled holiday crafting to knitters everywhere with their ornamental balls. Theyre easy to knit, easy to stuff and once knitters get started they wont want to stop. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns, each ball is a one-off handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantels, centerpieces and window dressings, and make ideal yuletide gifts for friends and family. This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with one set of instructions and 55 patterns. Pick up your needles and start knitting!

We say: This book contains 55 original hand-knit ornaments for the festive period. With step-by-step instructions, how-to tips and recommended techniques, who says men cant knit?


Customer

Dec 11

I really like this book. The designs are all based on the same basic ball with varied, mainly traditional designs and are quite quick and easy to knit. You should be familiar with knitting in the round and in 2 colour knitting to be comfortable with these patterns as there are no instructions on how to knit, just a few pages on special techniques used in the book. I knitted in double knittting pure wool on 3mm needles and have produced some nice results. The balls are quite big when finished, over 2 inches in diameter so if you want to hang a lot on your Christmas tree you would need quite a big tree. I liked the little snippets of interesting facts and background to the designs and the photos were lovely, each ball is photographed individually. I will definitely be making more for next Christmas.-"Kate", Amazon

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