55 Christmas Balls to Knit
For nearly twenty years, Scandinavian knitting sensations ARNE & CARLOS have been delighting crafters around the world, using their unique sense of style to translate traditional Scandinavian designs into quirky, colorful, and endlessly fun projects of all kinds. But perhaps the most beloved example of their charm and versatility is the “Christmas ball”: a cleverly small-scale and deceptively simple pattern that can be adapted to feature any color or combination of colors, any motif—including wintry classics like snowflakes, bows, and angels, and more ornate Scandinavian-inspired designs—and decorate trees, tables, windows, and more! This fan-favorite collection features fast, fun knits perfect for handmade gifts, festive décor, and sharing the holiday spirit.
More About ARNE & CARLOS
Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison launched their ARNE & CARLOS knitwear line in 2007, gaining notice with their witty reworkings of classic Scandinavian motifs--for example, intricately patterned sweaters festooned with space invaders rather than reindeer. Their brand hit big when Rei Kawakubo of cult fashion house Commes des Garçon commissioned a mini collection in 2008, followed by a line of garments for US-based Urban Outfitters in 2009, as well as Dale of Norway. ARNE & CARLOS were motivated to empower others to recreate their fabulous designs, so they have backburnered their ready-to-wear lines and instead travel internationally, teaching knitting classes and promoting their five books, which show knitting-lovers how to recreate ARNE & CARLOS' unique knitwear patterns with step-by-step instructions.
Their books are now published in fourteen languages and have sold almost half-a-million copies worldwide. ARNE & CARLOS have starred in features in numerous online and print publications, as well as appeared on television morning and talk shows in Scandinavia and Europe. They are charming, personable, quirky, and sophisticated--superb conversationalists and the utmost professionals.