Originally published in Danish, this lovely book is a classic collection of knits that are influenced by both modern and vintage fashion. There are 22 projects to choose from with skirts, jackets, and pullovers for the more confident knitter and a scarf and pullover for newcomers. Each garment is photographed beautifully so you can see exactly what the finished product looks like before you begin. While most patterns are knitted in yarn by Coats, yarn replacements are also listed in the back, in case you have any trouble finding them. Elegant finishing like crocheted edgings and tailored sleeves make this book stand out from the crowd.-Knit Today Flattering designs with intricate stitches and beautiful shapings are the order of the day in this pattern book by Danish designer Lene Holme Samsoe, translated into English for the first time. Opulent lacework is incorporated into many designs; other garments feature chunky cables in soft yarns, mohair collars and embellishments or picot edgings. Most of the patterns are designed for a relatively close fit and use clever shaping for a feminine silhouette. This is a lovely book to keep in your knitting library.-The Knitter Originally having appeared in Danish, this book contains twenty two acceptable designs, however I would err on the side of caution in calling them 'timeless' as stated on the jacket cover and some of them appear rather dated to me. I like several of the designs and some could be easily adapted. Mostly lacy and yes, quite feminine and attractive. I would say these are for knitters with some experience and not for the beginner. The instructions, diagrams and photos are clear and easy to follow. Very wearable.-KarenPlatt.co.uk This book was originally published in Denmark, and Interweave has translated it into English. The subtitle 22 Timeless Designs gives a fair idea of the scope of the book - 22 patterns for women, all fitted garments apart from a scarf and a shawl. I would have liked to have seen more about the designer and her inspiration and working; though some of the designs are interesting shapes, as are the uses of stitch patterns, such as the bobble and leaf cable at the centre of an Aran.-SlipKnot
About the Author
Lene Holme Samsøe is a Danish knitting designer. In addition to five other books of knitting and crochet designs for children and adults, she has designed patterns for the Sandnes Garn yarn company and Coats in Denmark.