Knitting: Finstrikket by Helga Isager

October 16, 2014

I have a “Project Inspiration” board on Pinterest that I’ve been building for awhile now and kept noticing these gorgeous patterns by Helga Isager. I did some digging and ordered one of her books, Finstrikket. I received it in the mail yesterday and have barely put it down since. You would not believe how incredibly beautiful the patterns in this book are. I’m not sure I’ve ever been this enamored with a collection. Aside from the patterns, the photography is breathtaking. Ethereal women and children modeling the knitted garments, broken up by photos of tender scenery and macro shots of fiber. It is written completely in Danish, but I’m determined to translate it to English…I’m a quarter way through my first pattern translation and getting anxious to cast on.

If you’re not familiar with the talents of Helga, you should become acquainted very soon. 🙂

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  • Reply Anie October 17, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Hellas work is so very good! I know it’s a ways away from you, but if you haven’t been to visit Knitterly in Petaluma, you should! Shelli has a great selection of isager yarns and patterns. There is also a store website if you can’t make it up there i

  • Reply Annie October 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Oh goodness, your pins sent me down a massive rabbit hole the other night! Love her work!

  • Reply Hannah October 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Your board is amazing. Definitely following you on pinterest now. Quite the rabbit hole….

  • Reply Monica October 20, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I discovered Hella a while back, and I love her work. though I have to admit I have never knitted any of her patterns. You just reminded me and she’ll go to the top of the list!

  • Reply Andi October 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you for the introduction to Helga. I am now obsessed and looking up all I can find on her designs!

  • Reply Louise Lykke December 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I love her work too ( and I love your blog and instagramfeed) – if you need any help in translating the Danish, I can help.
    I have all her books, byt the way – and did you know her mother is a major Danish knitting designer? My mum made a lot of her sweaters in the eighties.

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