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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 August 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218180
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 190x267 mm
  • Illustrations: 117
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: $38.99
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55 Christmas Balls to Knit


Colourful Festive Ornaments by Arne & Carlos

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Book Description

55 unique hand-knit Christmas ornaments inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns.

It really doesn’t take long for Arne & Carlos to put the whoa into Christmas woollens. - Kirstie Allsopp

Who doesn’t love Christmas balls? They are colourful and festive and bring joy to many - whether you are making them or using them to decorate your home. Norwegian knitwear design stars Arne and Carlos bring fun-filled festive crafting to knitters everywhere with their fabulous ornamental balls. They are easy to knit, easy to stuff and once you get knitting you won’t want to stop. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns each ball is a unique handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantelpiece, table decorations and window dressings, and make perfect gifts for friends and family.

This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with just one set of instructions for making the balls and 55 unique patterns. Each pattern can easily be adapted for hats, mittens or even sweaters by the extra creative knitter.

Featured on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas on Channel 4.

Previously published as 9781844487813.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Materials, Techniques and Basic Instructions 10
It will be Christmas soon 33
Children's Mittens 41
Out on Your Skis, Life's Sure to Please 47
Tradition 53
A Ski Sweater 57
Christmas Greenery 63
December 23: Little Christmas Eve 69
The Night before Christmas 77
Christmas Goodies 85
Hearts 91
The Choir of Angels 99
Religious Motifs 103
Animals & Birds 111
Reindeer 121
Lights 129
A Christmas Journey 135
Conclusion - The Twelfth Day 139


About the Author

About Arne & Carlos

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established their design company ARNE & CARLOS in 2002. Drawing on traditional Scandinavian influences and the natural environment, they create original and striking knitwear, and work with such prestigious fashion designers as Comme des Garçons. Arne and Carlos’s creative base is their eclectic farm in Norway, where they absorb the rich tradition of Scandinavian arts and crafts while exploring their own knitwear inspirations. Visit their website


Craft Focus

Autumn 2013

Who doesnt love Christmas decorations? Now, Norwegian knitwear design stars, Arne and Carlos, bring fun-filled holiday crafting to knitters everywhere with their ornamental balls. Theyre easy to knit, easy to stuff and once knitters get started they wont want to stop. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns, each ball is a one-off handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantels, centerpieces and window dressings, and make ideal yuletide gifts for friends and family. This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with one set of instructions and 55 patterns. Pick up your needles and start knitting!

We say: This book contains 55 original hand-knit ornaments for the festive period. With step-by-step instructions, how-to tips and recommended techniques, who says men cant knit?


Dec 11

I really like this book. The designs are all based on the same basic ball with varied, mainly traditional designs and are quite quick and easy to knit. You should be familiar with knitting in the round and in 2 colour knitting to be comfortable with these patterns as there are no instructions on how to knit, just a few pages on special techniques used in the book. I knitted in double knittting pure wool on 3mm needles and have produced some nice results. The balls are quite big when finished, over 2 inches in diameter so if you want to hang a lot on your Christmas tree you would need quite a big tree. I liked the little snippets of interesting facts and background to the designs and the photos were lovely, each ball is photographed individually. I will definitely be making more for next Christmas.-"Kate", Amazon

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