Thursday, March 1, 2012

HOLD YOUR NEEDLES 1 and 2

Two amazing designers from Finland Mari Muinonen and Suvi Simola joined their forces to produce these 2 fabulous books full of interesting designs while staying true to their own design esthetics.



You probably recognize their names from Vogue Knitting, Twist collective, their own lines of patterns, and some books.
I love the name of their book sequel Hold Your Needles. I thought it was to the point and humorous. There are designs  for men, women, and children. Every design is supported by charts, interesting schematics, and clear instructions with careful explanation of used techniques. The photography is gorgeous and shows us some insight into life in Finland. Here are some of my favorite designs from these books.














All designs are very wearable, and well designed. I hope you will take a look at them on Ravelry.com
and I have no doubt that you will find something that you just have to make. There will be Mari's interview  published soon on the Designer's Studio, so stay tuned.