Norwegian Sweaters and Jackets

37 Stunning Scandinavian Patterns

Kari Hestnes


(Not yet published)

ISBN: 9781646011421

PUBLICATION DATE: August 14, 2022


BINDING: Hardback


Kari Hestnes has been a knit designer for almost 40 years—and she's a perennial fan favorite for her focus on gorgeous details and stunning embellishment, her flattering garment shaping, and her playful, vivid use of color. Now, she's revisited those four decades of challenging and endlessly rewarding work in order to bring together the best of the best, in one extraordinary collection: classic cabling, dynamic textures, and brilliant multicolor patterns for sweaters, cardigans, and tops, all featuring Hestnes's inimitable style and characteristic aesthetic flourishes.

- Patterns using a variety of techniques and design elements, with instructions included for a minimum of five sizes
- Full-color photographs of each project—plus additional nature photos were taken by Kari herself
- Decades of timeless design inspiration, now available in English for the first time

Meet the author Kari Hestnes

Kari Hestnes has worked as a knitting designer for almost 40 years and has previously published 13 knitting books; she is one of the 6 designers featured in Knit Like a Norwegian, published by Trafalgar Square Books in 2021. She has been knitting and designing for as long as she can remember. One of her most essential lifelong projects has been the Mirasol Project, an effort she and her husband Per undertook to enhance schooling opportunies for children living in the Peruvian highlands, funded in part by proceeds from the sale of hand-knitted items. Kari currently resides in Oppland, Norway.