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Monday, September 20, 2010

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Swedish traditional knit pattern book Britt - Britt-Marie Marie Kurisutoffeshon Christoffersson

(スウェーデンの伝統ニット模様集 ブリット‐マリー クリストッフェション Britt‐Marie Christoffersson ( 大型本 - 2009/1) )

ISBN-10: 4529046648
ISBN-13: 978-4529046640
Release Date: 2009/01

Amazon JP

Back in February of 2008 I lucked out and found a copy of Swedish Sweaters by Britt-Marie Christoffersson on Amazon US and to this day it remains one of my favorite titles in my library. Though the sweaters are a little dated, the charts are truly inspirational.

What truly fascinates me though about Britt-Marie Christoffersson are the amazing classes I have read other bloggers post about in Japan. (link - link - link) Class photos that dreams are made of. Some of the techniques that are illustrated in her work I still have no idea how she accomplished them.

So when I saw on Amazon jp that she had a new book they were carrying I jumped and ordered it. The photo of the book nor the look inside didn't do the book justice.

As you can tell the book doesn't disappoint at all and is really spectacular.

It comes in an oversized black portfolio case with a small colour booklet of some of the historical designs. Then each of the charts are printed on over sized glossy poster board. I wish all the charts had corresponding colour photos of the original historical garment, but we all can dream.

Maybe someday I will get the nerve to do colourwork again (first attempt), but for now I am just an admirer from a distance.


  1. Oh my. Those designs look incredible. I'll have a friend in Japan pick one up for me. Thanks for the tip!

  2. This looks wonderful. Yet another book to add to my wish list.