Are you ready for an adventure? Wilderness Knits by Linka Neuman
The urge to explore has come over us here at Knit With Attitude and what every explorer needs is some good knit wear! Wilderness Knits by Norwegian designer Linka Neumann has been translated into English. Inside you will find stunning knits set in stunning scenery. With evocative photos of the Norwegian countryside that you just want to step right into. Linka Neumann is an adventurer at heart and the wilderness and animals are her greatest inspiration. She has designed these patterns to stand up to a lot of time outdoors, whatever the weather. Her knits have been used by adventures across the planet from Canada to Mount Everest.
Inside you will find 23 different projects for jumpers, cardigans and headbands. Think of lots of colourwork designs from the more traditional to those with a modern twist. All knit in warming woolly yarns. Designed to be anti fast-fashion, through the joy of making but also creating garments that will have a lifetime of wear.
We have lots of amazing yarns that are perfect for adventuring with and some of the designs in the book call specifically for some of the yarns we stock. Such as the beautiful Norwegian yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The ideal yearn for snowy winter days, blustery hilltop walks or sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows. Let's take a look at some of the designs inside.
The Tusseladd Sweater and Cardigan. This full yoke has a pleasingly complicated look and one you can really get absorbed into. The repeat is quite small so should be easy to get into the rhythm of. There is some juggling of three colours on some of the rows which takes a bit of getting used to but well worth the effort. Knit in three colours with one striking main colour mixed with two contrast colours. Knit in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Tinde.
The Storm Sweater is knit with two strands of Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Sølje. A simple design that allows the colour of the yarn to really shine out. A bit of flair is introduced at the neck, cuffs and hem with a different colour that is held along with the main for a subtle detail.
The Pilgrim Sweater Thin has a pleasing ribbon like band of a yoke pattern framed by purl bump ridges. There is almost a woven quality to it. A great way of making two favourite colours stand out as the yoke design takes one skein of each colour. Worked from the top down the yoke motif is echoed on the sleeves and hem in a more minimal band. Knit in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Tinde.
So what are you waiting for ... cozy knitting on cold winter evenings awaits, not to mention the warmth and joy of wearing them when done!