Let's learn Danish!
There was a mass stampede a few weeks ago when someone discovered a truly lovely shawl and wondered where the pattern could be purchased. A Yahoo group was immediately formed for the sole purpose of begging the designer to make it available.
Well, one thing leads to another and I started galloping around Scandinavian web sites in search of the pattern. I couldn't find it, but I did find something else:
This book is full of mouthwatering designs--mostly sweaters--but a few bags, hats, and scarves are tucked into the back. The designs incorporate a pleasing amount of lace in just the right proportion.
This sweater is truly charming:
And this one is just delectable...
It's difficult to see the detail here, but the designer incorporated the Frost Flowers pattern into the hood and front placket.
And I don't think this design needs any words from me:
You can purchase the book here and here. If you have a better place to shop, here is the info:
by Lene Holme Samsøe
Price: 229,00 Danish Kroner
Saxo ships internationally and Danish bears enough resemblance to German, which bears enough resemblance to English, that I didn't have any trouble figuring out how to order. The use of the Roman alphabet was refreshing!
Alas, the entire book is in Danish. The good news is that Danish knitting terms are relatively easy to master. For example, go here for a list. And perhaps some enterprising person will start a few KALs for this book. Hope so!