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Shades of Winter

Inspired by the sublime, subtle tones of wintry northern landscapes, the 35+ projects in "Shades of Winter" showcase the natural beauty of pure undyed wool yarn photographed against the Scandinavian winter's snow crystals and cold.
These gorgeous garments--from tops, sweaters, dresses, and coats to hats, mittens, scarves, and shawls--evoke wool's warmth and softness in many different patterns and textures. A knitter of any skill level and inclination will surely become enchanted by the possibilities: garments ranging from simple garter and stockinette to more elaborate cables, bobbles, texture, and lace patterns.
Knitting with eco-friendly undyed wool creates a rich, visually organic theme for the book. The chapters are organized by the natural tones of the yarns: white, gray, and beige. These fine woolens are not only visually stunning, but hold the promise of doing no harm to the environment.
Knitters will be transported by the book's artful photography, taken in one of Sweden's most exotic and famous locations, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi. Here, stylish knits are viewed in a dreamlike atmosphere, where ice columns and ice crystal crowns in the pillared hall range in color from the iciest light blue to the deepest petroleum blue. The only shivers a knitter will feel are those of pure delight at the contrast of woolen warmth next to icy environs.
Like a modern fairy tale, "Shades of Winter" will captivate any knitter.
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* A wide range of stylish projects-from accessories to full garments-all in today's trendy neutral tones. While traditional knitting techniques are used, the designs themselves are decidedly contemporary, showcasing the modern Scandinavian style aesthetic of exploring the many faces of simplicity, while using natural, eco-friendly materials * Simple to complex knitting techniques * Flat-out gorgeous garments photographed in a strikingly beautiful setting, the famed Ice Hotel in Sweden: pure catnip for knitters

About the Author

Ingalill has been the chief designer and quality manager for one of Sweden's largest knitting companies for many years. During her thirty years in the industry, she has acquired a wealth of experience in knitwear construction and the design of knitting patterns. After graduating from the Swedish School of Textiles in Boras, Ingalill was hired by one of Sweden's largest knitting companies. She has also worked as a freelance designer for 10 years. Besides working for all of Sweden's major knitting companies, Ingalill has also designed knitting patterns for weekly publications. Today she runs her own yarn store Garngabriken (the Yarn Factory) in Gothenburg. Stickatiekologiskull is her first book, and she hopes to inspire and share her knowledge with everyone who enjoys knitting. Ewa is a creative and driven entrepreneur who runs two successful businesses, Andinsson Photography and the publisher AndinaForlagher. In 2009, Ewa started the publisher AndinaForlag. Two of the publisher's most popular books are the chocolate book Med karlek till choklad and the knitting book Stickatiekologiskull.

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