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Knitting Out of Africa

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011


About three years ago at a Nordic Knitting Conference at Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum, I took a class by Danish knitting designer Marianne Isager. I didn’t really know who she was then, and had no idea what a treat I as in for. We had a really enjoyable class, but the bonus was being introduced to Isager’s work, which typifies everything that is good about classic design. She understands color and structure, and designs sweaters that are artful while still beautiful to wear.

One of the really juicy part of classes such as these is all the amazing knitted samples the instructors bring along. This class was no exception–included in the items shared were African textiles that inspired sweaters from one of her books, Knitting Out of Africa: Inspired Sweater Designs

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