Scandi knit design is simple, pared-down and timeless, the patterns in the book making sure even beginners will succeed! Urban Knit Easy – Effortless & Modern Knits reflects the Nordic lifestyle to a tee. Style doesn’t mean complicating things or technical gimmicks – it is classic and effortless. The easy-going, urban, casual knits are designed to be so simple that anyone wishing to chill out and wear something self-made dares grab those needles.
The book will show you how to knit your very first item of clothing – a hat, socks, sweater and cardigan – before moving on to more challenging designs as you get better at this. The instructions are designed for beginners to be able to follow the simplest techniques. If you’re an expert, add some pro-level finishing touches. Whatever your skill, the finessed details mean you’ll achieve some stunning results.
The book has a modern take on knitting: all the sweaters and cardigans are worked seamlessly top down, socks toe up. You’ll find lots of clever tips for choosing materials and making adjustments for adding your personal touch. The book also includes plenty of photo tutorials.
Leeni Hoimela is one of Finland’s best-known knitwear designers. Sold in more than 30 countries, her first title Urban Knit became an international bestseller. Her work has been featured in the international Laine, German Making Storiesand Japanese Amirisu publications and has graced the covers of a range of magazines.
Urban Knit Easy – Effortless & Modern Knits pays homage to Leeni’s hometown Helsinki, the soulful photographs capturing the city’s seafront, woodlands, reeds and stone buildings. It injects an air of warmth and softness that is so very welcome right now.
Patterns & Photography: Leeni Hoimela
Pattern editing: Heli Rajavaara
Editing: Rebecca Watson
Layout design: Marja Wickman