Meg was kind enough to enlighten me (in the comments here) about Danish designer Helga Isager and her Amimono series of pattern books, available in the US. I haven’t yet seen any of them in person, but a new one has been popping up all over my Internet trail this week, and it’s more of the loveliness. Amimono book 4 is titled The Bird Collection and includes seven designs for women and six for kids. Above are my favorites, Robin and Raven, plus Swallow, below. Do you think that’s Helga herself in the pics?
Wow. Stunning knits and photos.
Oh! I need to learn to knit with my toes. Or never do anything except sit on the sofa needles in hand. I suspect the family might complain about the last one…toes it is!
Ooh these are so pretty! Thanks for sharing :)
We have this book at Knitterly! It is indeed gorgeous!!
Knitterly blog was the first mention I saw of it. WAIT! Are you the Anie who has been so wonderful to me every time I’ve been in there?
Wow, I love how these designers always present their new designs in such a beautiful way (think Brooklyn Tweed, Shibui etc.). It makes picking which one to make sooooo much more difficult!
p.s. on my second basket weave cowl. I am hoping that this one won’t be ‘claimed’ by a family member this time.
I need to get mine back …
Oooh! Just got a response from Helga Isager herself…this one is available in english! See below:
Yes, it’s available in English:-). http://www.shop.amimono.dk/AS/BOeGER/THE-BIRD-COLLECTION.html. Please just write a comment that you would like the English version.
SweetbugfarmAnie – is the book you have translated into english? Please say it is so!!
Yes, the book we have is in english, though I’ve just been gone a few weeks and hope that there are still some left! I work tomorrow and will update you. We do ship :)
Alas, ladies, the book is gone. No more but I’m certain there will be more in the future. I’ll post here again (or maybe the store blog will beat me to it!) when we get more in.
And, yes, only one Anie at the store so far~thank you for your sweet words. Would love to see you again soon!
I have cause to come to Petaluma soon, and will definitely have it on my agenda!
So, after your first post about Helga Isager, reminding me how I love her designs, I set out to locate and purchase the missing Amimono pattern books. Happy to say, after about a 100 emails ( not an exaggeration), they have all been acquired! Tutto a Mano, in New Mexico is the distributor in the US for Helga and Marianne, I found The Bird Collection book there. You MUST get a copy. Perfect in every way. Your last post about Helga mostly had patterns from the 2009 Amimono booklet…now out of print. This was the hardest one for me to find…found it at Knitty City, a shop in New York. Also, a MUST get. I have the Granite pullover on needles now and can not knit fast enough on these teeny tiny needles…perhaps ready for winter NEXT year.
That’s dedication to a cause. Can I drool on them the next time I visit?
Absolutely! I actually have plans to knit 3 projects this year from the series…hope I haven’t bitten off too much…
This blog is all about temptation, isn’t it? heh.
Knitting is all about temptation.
well said sensei… ;-)
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