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Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest


Brand Laine
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Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest is a knitted walk through the forest and the seasons. See all the designs here on Ravelry.

With a keen eye for the innate wonders of the natural world, Lotta H Löthgren combines knitwear designs with notes on the landscape she calls home: a small village in the southeast of Sweden, nestled among forests and lakes.

There, she spends her days writing, knitting, designing knitwear and hand-dyeing yarn.

Observations includes nine knitwear patterns for long-lasting, wearable garments and accessories, along with essays about living a life close to nature.

The patterns have been created in a quiet conversation with the land, drawing elements from the natural world and translating them into stitches and fabric.

“This book is the meeting between myself and my homeplace, seen from a very human perspective but told alongside the low hum of the soil,” Lotta says.

Lotta H Löthgren is a knitwear designer, writer and yarn-dyer living with her husband, children, dogs and chickens in a small village in the southeast of Sweden, where she also runs her own yarn shop. Lotta leads a small, quiet life close to nature and the changing seasons.

As a designer, she loves to interpret natural elements into practical and wearable garments, perfect for her way of life.

Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest — a beautiful combination of knitwear patterns and essays, inspired by the land she inhabits — is Lotta’s debut book.

  • 200 pages
  • 9 knitting patterns
  • Hardback, swiss binding
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-71-5 (English edition)
  • Weight: Approx. 700 g / 1.55 lb
  • Dimensions: 172 x 246 x 22 mm
  • Printed in Latvia.

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