Strands of Joy features 20 exquisite colourwork patterns, including sweaters and cardigans as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid’s pullover. These stunning designs span different levels of complexity, so you can cast on a simple two-colour project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused, with all the patterns worked seamlessly from top down.
The designer, Anna Johanna, is 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 (Finnish title Onnensäikeitä) is her debut book.
This hardcover book, brought to you by the clever folk at Laine Publishing, contains a whopping 20 colourwork knitting patterns (10 sweaters, 7 cardigans, 1 dress, 1 hat, 1 child’s pullover) over 176 stunning pages. Patterns for adult sweaters and cardigans come in 9–12 sizes, and all are graded to fit up to a 62″ bust at minimum to ensure size inclusivity. This delightful book is sure to become a treasured part of your library.
Find the pattern preview pages on Ravelry or browse them on Laine’s website.