Norwegian knitwear designer Linka Neumann is also a dog sled driver who spends much of her time outside in harsh conditions. Her new book, Wilderness Knits, has 23 patterns for super-cosy jumpers and cardigans, which have been designed for outdoor adventures.
Linka’s stranded colourwork patterns take inspiration from the Norwegian wilderness, and her beloved husky dogs - her favourite design features a paw print motif knitted in Icelandic Álafosslopi wool. Other stylised motifs include snowflakes, trees, reindeer and wolves, which feature on rugged designs including ‘Nordkalotten’ and ‘Fjordfolk’.
Each of the unisex designs has a range of options to choose from, including sweater and cardigan versions, and different body and sleeve lengths for men and women. Three of the projects also have a choice of DK-weight or chunky ‘Polar’ versions.