55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings by Arne Nerjordet55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings by Arne Nerjordet

55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths…

byArne Nerjordet, Carlos Zachrison

Hardcover | July 11, 2011

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Since 2002, Scandinavian knitting sensations Arne and Carlos have used their unique style sense to translate traditional Scandinavian knitwear designs into individual patterns perfect for holiday decor. Here they share 55 hand-stitched knits on a super-small scale, with knitting that's fast and fun, whatever your skill level. You'll find step-by-step instructions, how-to tips, and full-color photos for inspiration.
Arne Nerjordet andCarlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established Arne & Carlos, a clothing design company, in 2002. Drawing on their traditional Scandinavian influences and their natural environment, they create original and visually striking knitwear. As of 2014, Arne and Carlos are also the authors of multiple hand...
Title:55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths…Format:HardcoverDimensions:143 pages, 10.78 × 8.19 × 0.58 inPublished:July 11, 2011Publisher:Trafalgar Square BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1570764875

ISBN - 13:9781570764875

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb These fellows have such a fabulous approach to knitting and interpretation of patterns. Filled with helpful tips and easy to follow patterns, it really is one of those books that spring you into new projects that you never knew you wanted to knit.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wonderful instructions and such classic designs
Date published: 2017-01-07

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Arne and Carlos love Christmas and decorating their Norwegian home. The Christmas balls they designed are in the Scandinavian tradition. These are perfect to knit for gifts as they are fast and require small amounts of yarn. ... A quirky and enjoyable book that works as a coffee table book."-Examiner.com"I'd never heard of them before, but I'm kind of in love with Arne & Carlos. ... This book is worth a look just to see their amazing inspiration books, which clearly illustrate where the ideas for different motifs came from. [These range] from religious-themed ornaments to hearts, reindeer, Christmas trees, skiers, sledders, even a witch."-About.com"Knitting holiday ornaments is a lot like eating potato chips: Betcha can't stop at just one! Arne & Carlos, well-known Scandinavian designers, have incorporated berries, snowflakes, animals, traditional motifs, and original patterns into Christmas ornaments that are sure to become cherished heirlooms."-Knit 'n Style"The charted patterns for the motifs could easily be adapted to other projects such as mittens. Recommended for advanced beginners comfortable with Fair Isle up to expert knitters, especially those curious about holiday traditions in other countries."-Library Journal"Arne & Carlos have drawn on traditional Scandinavian influences to come up with Christmas balls incorporating classic holiday graphics such as snowflakes, berries, and angels as well as more ornate patterns found in Nordic knitwear. A delightful book to look through."-Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine"Speaking of gifts, you'll want to knit a few hundred of these ornaments for the holidays designed by Arne & Carlos. Use them to mark place settings, delight hostesses, create centerpieces, festoon wreaths or adorn your tree-or all of the above."-Vogue Knitting"In addition to the step-by-step instructions for making the Christmas ball and the 55 different designs, in this book you'll find many photographs of vintage ornaments and other sources of inspiration shared by the designers."-Living Crafts"Featuring the unique designs of Scandinavian duo Arne and Carlos, this book features one basic pattern, instructions on how to knit a ball shape, and then 55 variations or designs pulled from traditional Scandinavian sweaters based on holiday themes. This book would make an excellent gift for a knitter, and the aesthetic fits perfectly into the current DYI trends."-Portland Book Review "