Urban Knit is a collection of modern Nordic knitwear designs from Helsinki, Finland. It includes instructions for simple, timeless and stylish sweaters, socks and accessories. All the garments are worked with contemporary methods, sweaters seamlessly top down and socks toe up. Finishes and details adhere to a vision of quality handmade garments that become everyday essentials and tie in with modern street fashion. Urban Knit shows how simple becomes interesting when you add a little twist to stitches or when accessories like socks or a hat elevate the entire look. Making your own clothes is slow fashion at its best – it’s sustainable and, most importantly, enjoyable.
Leeni Hoimela’s knitting patterns have been published in international Laine Magazine and on the covers of German Making Stories magazine, Finland’s leading craft magazine Suuri Käsityö and Finnish Taito magazine. From nine to five, Leeni Hoimela works as a lifestyle journalist and photographer. Urban Knit is more than a knitting book. The photographs from Finland’s small capital city Helsinki are breathtakingly beautiful, fusing an aesthetic of classic paintings into the contemporary world of knitwear. Simply browsing through the pages invites readers to slow down and take a deep breath.
Knitwear design, patterns and photography: Leeni Hoimela
Tech editing: Heli Rajavaara
Editing: Rebecca Watson
Layout design: Viola Minerva Virtamo