I always get excited about themed sweaters from the past or based on countries and so often they are a disappointment. Not so this book. I do like most of the designs. There are ideas for all the family here. One thing I would say is that the sleeveless designs seem shapeless to me, I would have to do some changes to the design shape if I were knitting those. Anna-Karin has made good use of her source material. And what source material. Anna-Karin has taken medieval paintings from Swedish churches for her inspiration. Many of the paintings are shown in the book and they are a real treasure. This book has good photographs, interesting designs and instructions that appear easy to follow. There are simple charts to follow. I would recommend this to anyone interested in knitting.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts Anna-Karin Lundberg is said to have taken inspiration from murals in medieval churches in the province of Uppland, Sweden for her 20 original knitwear designs in this book. Each pattern exudes colour and challenging techniques that will takes your imagination back to what could have been worn all those centuries ago. Each pattern not only includes easy-to-read charts and well organised instructions but they are also accompanied by the paintings, tapestries or panels that inspired them. Inside, you can work your way through a Norrsunda Angel with Pillar Cardigan, a Sanga Leaf Pattern Vest to a Bromma Starry Sky Sweater. The book ends with a handy section regarding techniques, embroidery on knit fabric, garment care and yarns.-Yarnwise
About the Author
Anna-Karin Lundberg began knitting as a child and is a self-taught graphic and textile designer with a university degree in musicology and ethnology. She is the designer behind the Kajsa Sticks collections - willfully traditional designs for handknit garments that are fun to knit and easy to wear. Historical inspiration is a common trait in Lundberg's designs, and her fascination with period costumes is reflected in her motifs, colors, shaping, and knitting technique (www.kajsasticks.se).