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Japanese Inspired Knits eBook: Marianne Isager Collection

Marianne Isager blends traditional Scandinavian knitting with a distinctive Japanese influence in the easy-to-download eBook of Japanese Inspired Knits.

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Inspired by the seasonal festivals and traditions of Japan, Marianne Isager blends traditional Scandinavian knitting with a distinctive Japanese influence in the Japanese Inspired Knits eBook. Explore beautiful design elements steeped in folk customs with these patterns created especially for women.

True to the Japanese ideals of high-quality design and materials, Japanese Inspired Knits includes:

  • 12 sweater patterns oriented around the months of the year, such as Sake and Soba, Summer in Tokyo, Rice Fields, Flower Buds, and Stone Garden.
  • Patterns featuring double knitting, domino knitting, shadow knitting, lace, cables, entrelac, intarsia, and stranded two-color knitting, all described in detail with clear text and illustrations.
  • An illustrated glossary at the end of the book providing additional technical instruction needed for any project.
  • And Japanese ideographs that relate to themes that inspired the projects, a Japanese calendar, and lush travel photography of Japan that will inspire any knitter.

If you're looking for innovative women's wear with new techniques for sweater design or want to learn how to gain insight on translating travel inspiration into beautiful knitwear, look no further than the Japanese Inspired Knits eBook.

Table of Contents



-Stone Garden Jacket
-Winter in Tokyo
-The Fan
-Flower Buds
-The Carp
-The Umbrella
-The Sun
-Summer in Tokyo
-Rice Fields
-Maple Leaves
-Sake and Soba

Season Wheel
Japanese Ideograms

About the Author

Marianne Isager was born in Denmark, growing up in northern Jutland among the windswept moors that overlook the North Sea. She graduated from Denmark’s Design School in Copenhagen and over the years has taught at design and crafts schools all over Denmark. She is the author of several Interweave titles including Classic Knits, Inca Knits and Knitting Out of Africa.

Marianne has also joined in projects aimed at teaching groups of knitters living around the world. From sheep-farmer women in southern Greenland to a women group in Kathmandu and the knitting men of Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca, Peru. Marianne has compiled her many journeys and teaching into a series of knitting books inspired from many parts of the world, and more are in the pipeline. The models in her books primarily stem from the different textiles and ceramics of the countries she has visited, but her ideas also flow from nature, everyday objects or even films and fairy tales. Despite these eclectic influences, her patterns still bear the hallmark of the simple Scandinavian style. Marianne Isager enjoys touring the country and holding lectures on her travel experiences and inspiration for her knitting designs. For a big part of the year she lives in Japan, but she is always in her shop / workshop in Tannisby, Denmark during the summertime.

'Fuses European elegance with decidedly non-European patterns and designs influences.... exquisite design from a master artist.'--Cast On Podcast

SKU: EP5075

Author/Speaker/Editor: Marianne Isager

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330302