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All of the designs in the book are displayed in the
Gallery (link below the cover).
The books and yarns are available in fine yarn stores in the USA and Canada.
Back Cover Text:
Elsebeth Lavold enjoys exploring patterns and techniques that yield
very different results from what you would expect when seeing a chart, or from
what she anticipated when starting a swatch. This book is, in a sense, a display
of her research.
But, as is her trademark, she takes her experiments a step further,
and carefully matches them with yarn character and garment shape to produce
exquisite design. The Out of the Blue Collection is
full of examples of technical skills plus creativity that add up to beautiful
This does not mean that all of the designs are difficult to knit.
Maze (on the front cover), with its intricate pattern that gave the
design its name, is a project for the intermediate knitter. But Cipher, a
pretty mother-and-child combo that Elsebeth herself names as a wardrobe staple,
is one of the easy-to-knit designs.
The fun and youthful sweater Exact,
with its egg carton-like pattern, could very well be a first lace project. The
striking his-and-hers design Pod (on the back cover), with its
asymmetrically placed pod-like “bumps”, is classified as intermediate.
Regardless your skill level, if you enjoy fun knitting with
unexpected results coming from your needles, there is a good chance you will
find a favorite in The Out of the Blue Collection.