Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon
Please do not reproduce images or content from this site without permission. Thank You!

Email the Editor

Book Review: 55 Christmas Balls to Knit

55 Christmas Balls to Knit

Since 2002, Arne and Carlos have used their unique style sense to parlay traditional Scandinavian knitwear designs into individual patterns perfect for holiday décor. Here they share 55 hand-stitched knits on a supersmall scale—projects that take little time to make and minimal effort to make well.

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established their design company Arne & Carlos in 2002.

 Drawing on their traditional Scandinavian influences and their natural environment, they create original and visually striking knitwear.  Arne and Carlos’ creative base is their eclectic farm located north of Oslo in the Valdres region of Norway. There, they absorb the rich tradition of Scandinavian arts and crafts while exploring their own knitwear inspirations ( 


$50 gift certificate + this BOOK!


Trafalgar Square Books are giving away a copy of 55 Christmas Balls to Knit book to one lucky Living Crafts blog visitor.  Leave a comment here to be entered to win by October 31, 2011.  In addition to the book giveaway, you’ll also receive a $50 coupon towards any books on their website.   Meanwhile, if you already have this book feel free to email photos of the balls you’ve knitted from this book and we’ll post them here!

Posted by Living Crafts on Oct 6, 2011 06:58 AM | 366 Comments

366 Responses to “Book Review: 55 Christmas Balls to Knit”

  1. Katherine says:

    These look like so much fun to make! Thanks for the chance to participate and (maybe!) win…

  2. Anna says:

    Oh, lovely! Thanks, guys!
    The heart-in-piggy-ball is the must have item for me!

  3. Tiffany says:

    Love these!

  4. Bonnie says:

    Arne and Carlos, you guys have created a beautiful collection! These will make wonderful gifts and heirloom ornaments to hand down for generations!

  5. Debbie says:

    Wow! Awesome project for my girls and me. They are so excited to get started!

  6. Chris says:

    These ornaments are beautiful! Need to look into getting the book.

  7. Betty says:

    I would love to make these ornaments for my Norwegian mother. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  8. Sharon says:

    So much fun!! This book is on my Christmas list.

  9. Dawn Suzette says:

    What a great book. These look so fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Bama says:

    I have been tempted to get this book every time I see it listed-I think this is the year since I have a Swedish friend who is expecting her first grandchild-and it is “human” and not a grand-”dog”. Would love to win the book.

  11. EllaMisfeldt says:

    These would go so well with the Scandinavian stockings I’ve just knitted for my family – they look great!

  12. ginkgo girls says:

    what fun! I wonder how many I can knit before the big day? Thanx for the giveaway.

  13. Carmen says:

    I would love to win this book to make the ornaments for all my Norwegian-American family!

  14. joanna says:

    Amazing team!! Thanks for sharing your work! Love it.

  15. Vivian says:

    I would love to win this book. I like trying different things that could be challenging …

  16. burkisurko says:

    Vilella is knocked out in my car -_- he’s twice my size!! Help! LĂ´

Leave a Reply


© 2010-2011 Living Crafts Blog.
All original images and text on this website are copyright and the property of Living Crafts Inc. and