"Close Knit" by Laerke Bagger
Laerke Bagger, Europe’s hippest textile genius, has written a knitting book like never before. Known for her exuberant use of color and textures, this young textile artist has gained a fanatical worldwide following. There are illustrated instructions for making socks, scarves and sweaters and ideas for creating baby sweater, scrunchies, T-shirts and even a prom dress. In addition to eschewing perfection, the Lærke Bagger technique involves tying knots instead of sewing the ends of yarn, recycling every inch of wool, and letting mistakes be a part of the design.