Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest is a knitting walk through the forest and the seasons. With a keen eye for the innate wonders of the natural world, Lotta H. Löthgren combines knitwear patterns with hints of the landscape she calls home: a small village in southeastern Sweden, nestled among forests and the lakes. She spends her days there writing, knitting, designing knitwear and hand-dying yarn.
Observations includes nine knitting patterns for durable, wearable clothing and accessories, as well as essays on living close to nature.
“The designs were created in a peaceful conversation with the earth, taking elements from the natural world and translating them into stitches and fabric,” says Lotta.
Lotta H. Löthgren is a knitwear designer, writer and dyer. She lives with her husband, children, dogs and chickens in a small village in southeastern Sweden, where she also runs her own yarn store. Lotta leads a quiet little life, close to nature and the changing seasons. As a designer, she enjoys interpreting natural elements into practical and wearable garments that are perfectly suited to her lifestyle.