55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments--Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings by Arne Nerjordet, Carlos Zachrison |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments--Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings

55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments--Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings

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by Arne Nerjordet, Carlos Zachrison
     
 

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HAVE a BALL with
ARNE & CARLOS

• 55 unique, hand-knit holiday ornaments
• Step-by-step instructions, how-to tips, and recommended techniques
• Full-color photos, charts, and illustrations
• Ideas for using festive motifs in other knitting projects

Overview

HAVE a BALL with
ARNE & CARLOS

• 55 unique, hand-knit holiday ornaments
• Step-by-step instructions, how-to tips, and recommended techniques
• Full-color photos, charts, and illustrations
• Ideas for using festive motifs in other knitting projects

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Arne and Carlos love Christmas and decorating their Norwegian home. The Christmas balls they designed are in the Scandinavian tradition. These are perfect to knit for gifts as they are fast and require small amounts of yarn. … A quirky and enjoyable book that works as a coffee table book."—Examiner.com

"I'd never heard of them before, but I'm kind of in love with Arne & Carlos. … This book is worth a look just to see their amazing inspiration books, which clearly illustrate where the ideas for different motifs came from. [These range] from religious-themed ornaments to hearts, reindeer, Christmas trees, skiers, sledders, even a witch."—About.com

"Knitting holiday ornaments is a lot like eating potato chips: Betcha can't stop at just one! Arne & Carlos, well-known Scandinavian designers, have incorporated berries, snowflakes, animals, traditional motifs, and original patterns into Christmas ornaments that are sure to become cherished heirlooms."—Knit 'n Style

"The charted patterns for the motifs could easily be adapted to other projects such as mittens. Recommended for advanced beginners comfortable with Fair Isle up to expert knitters, especially those curious about holiday traditions in other countries."—Library Journal

"Arne & Carlos have drawn on traditional Scandinavian influences to come up with Christmas balls incorporating classic holiday graphics such as snowflakes, berries, and angels as well as more ornate patterns found in Nordic knitwear. A delightful book to look through."—Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine

"Speaking of gifts, you'll want to knit a few hundred of these ornaments for the holidays designed by Arne & Carlos. Use them to mark place settings, delight hostesses, create centerpieces, festoon wreaths or adorn your tree—or all of the above."—Vogue Knitting

"In addition to the step-by-step instructions for making the Christmas ball and the 55 different designs, in this book you'll find many photographs of vintage ornaments and other sources of inspiration shared by the designers."—Living Crafts

"Featuring the unique designs of Scandinavian duo Arne and Carlos, this book features one basic pattern, instructions on how to knit a ball shape, and then 55 variations or designs pulled from traditional Scandinavian sweaters based on holiday themes. This book would make an excellent gift for a knitter, and the aesthetic fits perfectly into the current DYI trends."—Portland Book Review

Library Journal
Norwegian knitwear designers Arne & Carlos have adapted a popular sideline of their business into patterns for hand knits. Their book includes short stories and images to provide snippets about Christmas and winter in Scandinavian countries, in addition to a charted dictionary of knitting motifs. There is basically one knitting pattern, the basic ball, and then variations on the designs. A mix of Fair Isle and duplicate stitch techniques, the motifs run the gamut of scenes of everyday life, abstracts, nature, and Christmas-specific. The charted patterns for the motifs could easily be adapted to other projects such as mittens. Recommended for advanced beginners comfortable with Fair Isle up to expert knitters, especially those curious about holiday traditions in other countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570764875
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
260,668
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established Arne & Carlos, a clothing design company, in 2002. Drawing on their traditional Scandinavian influences and their natural environment, they create original and visually striking knitwear. As of 2014, Arne and Carlos are also the authors of multiple handcraft titles, including Easter Knits, Knitted Dolls, Knit-and-Crochet Garden, and Norwegian Knits with a Twist. Their creative base is in the Valdres region of Norway, north of Oslo.

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