Harper Collins

Strands of Joy - Laine Publishing

$26.00

Strands of Joy features 20 versatile colourwork patterns for challenging and relaxing knitting, from Finnish knitwear designer Anna Johanna and Nordic knitting experts Laine.

No hobby is more mindful than knitting. In strange times, one can be endlessly grateful for the gentle rustle of needles, soft wool sliding between fingers, the calming effect of following a pattern – and the reward of a handmade creation. For this beautiful book, Anna Johanna's background in maths has informed her in creating 20 complex and unique colourwork patterns, with designs that evoke Scandinavian scenes and whimsical motifs. The projects include sweaters and cardigans in up to 12 sizes, as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid's pullover. Each comprehensive pattern is seamlessly worked top down using circular needles, with extra resources and support available on the Laine website. 

With stunning photography and styling evokes the cosy Nordic lifestyle and slow living, Strands of Joy is a knitting book to bring calm and colour to your life. Cast on a mindless two-colour project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

Anna Johanna is a knitwear designer from Muurame, Central Finland. She is known for her often-romantic knits with much love for details, textures and colours. Since 2020, this former statistician has been designing full-time. Strands of Joy (Finnish title Onnensäikeitä) is her debut book.

The book contains:

  • 176 pages

  • 20 colourwork knitting patterns (10 sweaters, 7 cardigans, 1 dress, 1 hat, 1 kid's pullover)

  • Softcover

  • Language: English

About the Publisher

Laine is a Nordic knit and lifestyle magazine based in Finland. They cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship and beautiful, simple things in life. Their intention is to inspire all to gather and share, and to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far.

Paperback

Published August 2022

256 Pages