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Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest

Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest

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Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest is the dream project I've been working on for so long and I'm so happy to share it with you all! With a combination of longer texts, lots of photos and nine knitwear patterns that I hope will become favourites you can return to again and again, this book is nestled in the borderland between reading, looking and knitting.

Observations is also available in Swedish and in Finnish. You'll find the Swedish version here and the Finnish version at

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Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest

Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest is a knitted walk through the forest and the seasons. With a keen eye for the innate wonders of the natural world, Lotta H Löthgren combines knitwear designs with notes of the landscape she calls home: a small village in the southeast of Sweden, nestled among forests and lakes. There, she spends her days writing, knitting, designing knitwear and hand-dyeing yarn.

Observations includes nine knitwear patterns for long-lasting, wearable garments and accessories, along with essays about living a life close to nature.

”The patterns have been created in a quiet conversation with the land, drawing elements from the natural world and translating them into stitches and fabric,” Lotta says.

Lotta H Löthgren is a knitwear designer, writer and yarn-dyer living with her husband, children, dogs and chickens in a small village in the southeast of Sweden, where she also runs her own yarn shop. Lotta leads a small, quiet life close to nature and the changing seasons. As a designer, she loves to interpret natural elements into practical and wearable garments, perfect for her way of life.

Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest — a beautiful combination of knitwear patterns and essays, inspired by the land she inhabits — is Lotta’s debut book.

  • 200 pages
  • 9 knitting patterns (3 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 vest, 1 short-sleeved sweater, 1 shawl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks)
  • Sweaters and cardigans fit at least a 152 cm / 60 bust, all accessory patterns come in 3 sizes
  • Hardback with an open back, so called Swiss binding (Print only. Note: A separate ebook will be available through Laine's online shop on 25 August)
  • Language: English (also available in Swedish and Finnish)
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-71-5 (English edition) / 978-952-7468-73-9 (Swedish version) / 978-952-7468-75-3 (Finnish edition)
  • Weight: Approx. 700 g / 1.55 lb
  • Dimensions: 172 x 246 x 22 mm
  • Printed in Latvia.



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