Here is the second sneak peek of my book ‘To rett en vrang. Designstrikk’ available in Norway from the 25th January. Professional make-up and hair styling was a priority for me since I wanted different looks to go with the garments. Here you can see the amazing result made by make up artist Line Sekkingstad Sigberg, see also post on her dated December 2011. The stylist is yours truly since I have a too strong fashion opinion to allow anybody else to interfere with my knitwear designs. I love statement jewelry, especially chosen for its chic boldness, made by Monies, see www.monies.dk, on loan from one of my favourite shops in Oslo, Zenit in Skovveien at Frogner. And I also adore out-standing sculptural shoes from Camilla Skovgaard, see www.camillaskovgaard.com
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I love wearing knitted skirts so I had to design one. Inspired by the late Alexander McQueen Cabled Skirt I made my own version, knitted in Ultra Alpaca Fine, by Berroco, using a 3mm/US 2-3. The yarn is a soft alpaca and wool mixture with nylon, see www.berroco.com. Worn by Kari-Anne Næssø at Aker Brygge in Oslo.
Ruby Snood, can be worn in several different ways: twice around your neck as a cowl, around your waist as a belt or a top, or hanging loose as it is here on ballerina Francesa Golfetto. It is knitted in Tencel 8/2 by Valley Yarns, held double using a 3 mm/US 2-3. A natural yarn made of cellulose with stunning drape and shine, available from www.yarn.com
Japanese Lace Jacket, worn by Francesca, is knitted in Amoretto by Thomas Kvist Yarns using a 3mm/US 2-3, an incredible cosy cotton and alpaca mixture with polyamide with stunning stitch definition, see www.thomaskvist.se
Shawl with Variations and Snood, worn by Anna Pfeifer at Nøklevann, is knitted in a beautiful Tussah silk by Borg Vävgarner, held double using a 3mm/US 2-3. Wear the shawl as a shrug, a vest or as a scarf. The Tussah Silk itself is worth a trip to Vittsjö in Sweden, even from London, to stock up. See www.borgsvavgarner.se
This Tweed Scarf that can be made into a sculptural necklace by inserting two cords into the holes created by the tucks, while there are cables on the opposite side, as photographed worn by Francesca. It is knitted in Delicious Tweed by Thomas Kvist Yarns using a 5mm/US 8, a lambswool, angora, cashmere and polyamide mixture. See www.thomaskvist.se