Knitting out of Africa, by Marianne Isager
Beautiful and historic African carpets, baskets, and other fiber and textile arts inspired Danish designer Marianne Isager to create these 16 sumptuous and sophisticated handknitted sweaters. The knitting techniques, including entrelac, double knitting, intarsia, domino, and Fair Isle, are used in traditional and contemporary ways. You'll love the intriguing designs that echo regional African textiles, such as the mud-dyed fabrics from Bamana in Mali, the block design from the Asante people in Ghana, and the palm-fiber fabrics from the former Zaire.
Isager provides complete instructions and charted patterns for each exquisite design in at least two adult sizes. These sweaters--all presented with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs--are worked in fingering-weight yarns. Experienced knitters will enjoy trying some of the more involved shapes and designs, and may be inspired to take up the challenge of designing their own African-inspired garment!