Strands of Joy: 20 Colourwork Knitting Patterns for Calm
Author: Anna Johanna
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 colorwork 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 color to your life. Cast on a mindless two-color 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 colors. Since 2020, this former statistician has been designing full-time. Strands of Joy is her debut book.