The Knitter

Wilderness Knits

- £16.99; published by Pavilion. www.pavilionbo­oks.com by Linka Neumann

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.

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