"So I invite you to join us, this small band of traveling friends, sharing a little glimpse of the isle from my outsider’s perspective. I offer you a small collection in my own style of Fair Isle knitting, which I hope honors the tradition, even though my work isn’t especially traditional."
Mary Jane Mucklestone is a knitwear designer, teacher and author who has specialized in Fair Isle knitting, also called stranded knitting. Her work has been featured in publications like Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and various books. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School of Design and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. With her friend Gudrun Jonston, they host popular once in a lifetime trips to Shetland. Fair Isle Weekend will be her fifth book. Find more about Mary Jane at MaryJaneMucklestone.com
This hardcover book contains 8 beautiful colourwork patterns ranging from small projects like wristlets to yoked sweaters. [2 sweaters, 1 vest, 2 hats, 1 cowl, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 1 pair of wristlets]
Print only, no digital download code available.
Friends in Food
From the very beginning, food has been an essential part of Laine. Thus, it only felt natural to add cooking to the genres our small publishing house focuses on.
Friends in Food by Pia Alapeteri is a fillable book for everyone who sometimes eats together with family and friends. Gradually, a lovely database for dinners, birthday parties, cottage weekends and everyday meals grows in between the covers, listing friends’ diets and allergies, favourite foods and ingredients they cannot stand. No more guessing how many guests drink tea, who loves coriander, which plant milk anyone’s coffee needs, or who loves gin & tonic – all of this with a twinkle in the eye.
The book also consists of short and encouraging true stories of eating together, simple recipes, and tips that make it easier to gather around a common table.
Pia Alapeteri is a food influencer, storyteller and an entrepreneur from Helsinki, Finland. She writes medium dry stories about food, wine and a little bit about love, too. Family and friends, food, a sustainable lifestyle and the unique Finnish nature are at the top of her priority list. In her blog, Pia shares memorable food experiences, the results of her experimentative cooking, heartfelt encounters, cottage journal entries and tales from her trips in Finland.
Size: 110 x 178 x 24.5 mm
Weight: 250 g
Fillable pages for 21 friends
Stories about eating in together
13 delicious recipes to share with loved ones
Tips for hosting guests.
Language: English, Print only. Printed in Latvia
· 11 knittingpatterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated (designers: Joji Locatelli,Stephen West, Veera Välimäki, Meiju K-P, Susanne Sommer, Suvi Simola, MarianneIsager, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Heidi Alander, Jonna Hietala, for the yarns featuredin this issue, please see the full list below)
· instructionson how to make a cross-stitch bracelet
· along-format story about Joji Locatelli
· an interview with Helga Isager
· a Q&Awith Stephen West
· On theOrigin of Wool - a visit to a local sheep farm
· A story onwool by Megan Elizabeth of Wool Days
· a travelguide to Lisbon featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop
• 142 pages uncoated, high-quality paper
• 12 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated
(designers: Fiona Alice, Emily Greene, Susie Haumann, Melody Hoffmann, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Libby Jonson, Isabell Kraemer, Sarah Pope, Camille Rosselle, Katrin Schneider, Helen Stewart and Camilla Vad)
• an interview with Jared Flood
• a long-format story about La Bien Aimee
• a Q&A with Susanne Sommer
• "my story" by Anna Dianich, Tolt Yarn & Wool
• seasonal recipes
• a travel guide to Paris featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop
LAINE MAGAZINE Issue 6 has 140 pages and includes:
- 12 patterns by a bunch of wonderful designers: Shannon Cook, Jonna Hietala, Joji Locatelli, Hélène Magnusson, Andrea Mowry, Sari Nordlund, Hiroko Payne, Rosa Pomar, Esther Romo, Annie Rowden, Astrid Troland and Emily Wessel
- a portrait of Nancy Marchant
- an interview with Hélène Magnússon, the Icelandic Knitter
- "my story" by Cecilia Lalanne of the 50-year old Manos del Uruguay
- a Q&A with Kristin Ford of Woolfolk
- seasonal recipes
- a travel guide to Reykjavík
- 148 pages
- 12 knitting patterns from the following designers: Denise Bayron, Aleks Byrd, Maxim Cyr, Midori Hirose, Julie Hoover, Natasja Hornby, Mieka John, Tif Neilan, Rievive, Veera Välimäki and Sylvia Watts-Cherry
- an interview with Denise Bayron
- an article about G-Uld by Lotta Löthgren
- an article about BIPOC in Fiber by Jeanette Sloan
- an article about knitting and well-being by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro
- a column by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
- seasonal recipes
- book reviews
- Laine Favourites section
- no digital download code (the magazine is only available in physical format)
The book contains patterns from the following designers: Heidi Alander, Fiona Alice, Gina Baglia, Ainur Berkimbayeva, Katrine Birkenwasser, Karen Borrel, Sachiko Burgin, Diana Clinch, Verena Cohrs, Valentina Consalvi, Rachel Coopey, Nele Druyts, Marion Em, Lindsey Fowler, Fabienne Gassmann, Lucinda Guy, Dawn Henderson, Anja Heumann, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Caitlin Hunter, Mieka John, Amanda Jones, Joséphine & the seeds, Pauliina Karru, Isabell Kraemer, Tatiana Kulikova, Joji Locatelli, Erika López, Andrea Mowry, Paula Pereira, Rosa Pomar, Elena Potemkina, Amelia Putri, Emily Joy Rickard, Mona Schmidt, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Marceline Smith, Minna Sorvala, Helen Stewart, Charlotte Stone, Becky Sørensen, Niina Tanskanen, Natalia Vasilieva, Kristine Vejar, Kajsa Vuorela and Mariya Zyaparova.
256 uncoated, high-quality pages
Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb => we will ship this as parcel
Print only, no digital download code available.
The notebook includes:
• space for 31 knitting projects (each project consists of 4 pages), 6 pages for keeping track of your yarn purchases, 18 gridded pages, e.g. for charts or colourwork sketches, a knitting needle sizes and conversions table, the most common abbreviations
• 156 uncoated, high-quality pages (+ 4 cover pages)
• woven book cover, ribbon place marker
• weight: 360 g, dimensions: 21,5 cm (8.5") x 15,5 cm (6.25") x 2 cm (0.75").
SOLD OUT ! Sorry but our copies from the first print run are sold out. There is a second print run announced for mid/end of March - more books will be available then,
Anna Johanna is a knitwear designer from Muurame, Central Finland. She is known for her often-romantic knits with much love for details, textures and colours. Since 2020, this former statistician has been designing full-time. Strands of Joy is her debut book. It features 20 versatile colorwork patterns, including sweaters and cardigans as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid's pullover. The patterns are worked seamlessly from top down. Cast on a mindless two-colour project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused. Adult sweater and cardigan patterns come in 9–12 sizes and all are graded to fit up to a 62" bust at minimum.
The book contains:
- 176 pages
- 20 colorwork knitting patterns (10 sweaters, 7 cardigans, 1 dress, 1 hat, 1 kid's pullover)
- size: 205 x 270 x 19 mm
- weight: approx. 900 g / 2 lb
- print only, no digital download code available
- language: English