20 Nordic Designs for All Year Round
What a splendid knitting book. Each sock has a name, a story. There are socks for different seasons. Some socks with easier patterns to get you started. The knitting charts are an excellent idea that helps so much to understand the patterns. A truly fabulous book to give you the confidence to knit socks. -- Pauline Forster * Amazon Customer Review * This stunning collection of 20 patterns is inspired by the four seasons and includes beautiful descriptions of the Finnish countryside. Patterns range from summer ankle socks to heavy knee-length designs. All patterns have detailed charts and vary from easy, to complex socks for advanced knitters. * Machine Knitting Monthly * This is the fourth book by the author, who is an established knitting designer. You get a sense of the designer with the patterns being arranged around the four seasons, five socks per season. She offers patterns for ankle, mid-calf and knee-length socks with an interesting range of lace, cable and sumptuous colourwork designs. The instructions are well-written and there are very clear coloured charts. There is plenty of variety to pique your interest. The stated readership is competent to experienced knitters and the patterns are rated from fairly easy to more complex. As a fairly novice lace and cable knitter, I would find them challenging, but potentially achievable and I am certainly keen to give them a go. There is a helpful page of knitting tips and the usual list of knitting abbreviations at the start of the book. Very helpfully, those explanations of knitting abbreviations are repeated with each chart which helps someone like me, who would otherwise be flipping back and forth to the front of the book. Alternative yarn options are listed [...] This s a professionally produced book with enticing instructions. If you like socks with plenty of detail, then you should check out this book. -- Maggie McArthur * Slip Knot *
Niina Laitinen is one of the most popular knitting designers in Finland. She taught herself to knit in 2005 when her first child was born. Her first book was published in 2018, and she has written four in total, all of which have been translated into different languages. Her hobbies are orienteering and weightlifting. More of Niina's designs can be seen on her website www.niinalaitinendesigns.com.
Foreword Abbreviations and knitting tips Yarn used in the book and alternatives Spring Fleeting Moment, Cherry Blossom Time, Enchanting, May, Happy Wanderer Summer Dear Sister, Careless Love, Hair of Gold, Paradise, Wedding Waltz Autumn Endless, Flirtation, Adventure, Soulmates, Lake Tiilikka Winter Frozen Seas, Longing, Christmas Eve, Secret Snowfall, Snow Queen