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"Strong geometrics are the real thrill...Geared towards the more advanced knitter, there is plenty to sink your teeth into." -- "Spun Magazine" KarenPlatt.co.uk: This is a tricky one, because my mind bubbled over with colour, representations of my images of the varied face of Africa. However, when the book arrived, it was nothing like the images I had conjured up - colour is a state of mind! Instead, the tones, Danish designer, Marianne has chosen are more mud cloth. Although this works for some patterns, I think the addition of colour would have led to more variation and a more pleasing book. However, yarn can always be substituted. The patterns are easy to wear, inspired by African carpets and baskets. They are attractive, adaptable and very wearable. They are on the comfortable side with little shaping, yet stylish. The charts and instructions are very clear. The sweaters are beautifully photographed. The yarns are not found in England, so you would have to do a tension swatch and substitute.
Marianne Isager has taught at numerous design and craft schools throughout Denmark and has been active in the establishment of the knitting line at Skals School of Handicraft. She earned her degree as a textile designer from Copenhagen's School of Design and Handicrafts. The ideas for this book came directly from one of her sojourns in Africa. Marianne lives in Aarhus, Denmark.