Elsebeth Lavold has devoted her life to knitwear design and to exploring just about every imaginable aspect of knitting. Very early in her career she was drawn to cable knitting, "Because," she claims, "I am lazy." With now over thirty-one books on knitting patterns and techniques to her name, her self-proclaimed "laziness" may be a bit exaggerated!
Lavold's career really took off when she developed a technique that enabled her, as well as other knitters worldwide, to knit the intricate interlace patterns of the Vikings. Her third book, Viking Patterns for Knitting, was an instant success and published in six languages. This in turn led to her being asked to create her own yarn line, Elsebeth Lavold Designer's Choice for Knitting Fever, Inc. More than twenty yarns have been launched with Lavold's name on them, and she has to date created twenty-six books with design support for her yarn line. Lavold works closely with Anders Rydell, who describes himself as "Elsebeth's photographer, graphic designer, general helper and, when workload allows, husband."
"The patterns in this book use an old technique in an entirely new way. ... If you enjoy the twists and turns of knitted cables, you are about to be inspired."--Examiner.com