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Åsa Tricosa Ziggurats

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  • (Have you seen the upcoming KAL?)

    Let Åsa Tricosa introduce you to the art of knitting beautiful top-down sweaters, using her innovative 'Ziggurat' technique.

    Skilfully designed to minimise cutting and joining of skeins, and to maximise flowing and seamless knitting, the Ziggurat method of knitting is clever and addictive.

    Ziggurats: 16 elegantly seamless knits is a sumptuous book, containing patterns for tunics, pullovers and cardigans, in everything from lace weight to aran weight.

    Detailed photo tutorials are also supplied, to guide you through the basics of Ziggurating, and to encourage you to customise the patterns, add pockets, tucks, or lined hems and cuffs to create truly unique knits. Practical hints and tips are included, as well as guidance on sizing and tailoring the patterns to fit you.

    The purchase of this book also entitles you to one downloadable pdf pattern.

    Please Note: Due to the weight of this book, we are not able to offer free shipping.

  • Paperback:
    244 pages

    23 x 25 x 2 cm

    Åsa Söderman

  • About me

    I am a Swedish knitting designer who now lives in Germany with a Danish husband.
    I knit with abandon.
    I’ve knitted my way from Sweden to Germany via New York and Boston and Singapore, and Sussex.
    You will soon notice that my designs are mostly seamless and top down, and that I’m seriously attracted by clever solutions.

    The Ziggurat sweater is my signature. It’s a seamless, top down, contiguous or Simultaneous Set In sleeve method that I have developed and polished since my first Ziggurat saw the light in 2011. I’m still somewhat obsessed by it.

    Just a little bit later I cleared my desk of notebooks and scribblings about J.S. Mill and a turgidly slow-forming PhD dissertation – “knitting” appears exactly nowhere in his Collected Works. I’m sure you can see the problem.
    I’m a knitter, not an academic. I know there are academic knitters –  and knitting academics. I’m just not one of them.

    My other somewhat edged-out-of-the-way obsession is food. Good food. And crusty bread. Our house pet is a sourdough starter (which I happily share).

    By the way, Åsa (Ooh-sah or Awe-sah) rhymes with Tricosa  in most or many languages. Söderman rhymes with not much at all.

    I hope you enjoy my designs!