55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colourful Festive Ornaments
Author: Arne & Carlos
Who doesn't love Christmas balls? They are colorful and festive and bring joy to many - whether you are making them or using them to decorate your home. Norwegian knitwear design stars Arne and Carlos bring fun-filled festive crafting to knitters everywhere with their fabulous ornamental balls. They are easy to knit, easy to stuff and once you get knitting you won't want to stop.
Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns each ball is a unique handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantelpiece, table decorations and window dressings, and make perfect gifts for friends and family. This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with just one set of instructions for making the balls and 55 unique patterns.
Each pattern can easily be adapted for hats, mittens or even sweaters by the extra creative knitter.
Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison launched their Arne & Carlos knitwear line in 2007, gaining notice with their witty reworkings of classic Scandinavian motifs-for example, intricately patterned sweaters festooned with space invaders rather than reindeer. Their brand hit big when Rei Kawakubo of cult fashion house Commes des Garçon commissioned a mini collection in 2008, followed by a line of garments for US-based Urban Outfitters in 2009, as well as Dale of Norway. Arne & Carlos were motivated to empower others to recreate their fabulous designs, so they have backburnered their ready-to-wear lines and instead travel internationally, teaching knitting classes and promoting their five books, which show knitting-lovers how to recreate Arne & Carlos' unique knitwear patterns with step-by-step instructions. Their books are now published in fourteen languages and have sold almost half-a-million copies worldwide. Arne & Carlos have starred in features in numerous online and print publications, as well as appeared on television morning and talk shows in Scandinavia and Europe. They are charming, personable, quirky, and sophisticated-superb conversationalists and the utmost professionals. They are the authors of the international best-selling books 55 Christmas Balls to Knit; Easter Knits; Knitted Dolls; Knit-and-Crochet Garden, Norwegian Knits with a Twist, 30 Slippers to Knit and Felt, Make Your Own Ideabook with Arne & Carlos, Field Guide to Knitted Birds and Arne & Carlos' Favorite Designs also available from Trafalgar Square Books. Their creative base is in the Valdres region of Norway, north of Oslo.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books (September 1, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570769591
- ISBN-13: 9781570769597
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches