Yokes by Kate Davies


Colours of Shetland by Kate Davies


First Footing Kit


BMC by Kate Davies


Toby's Coat Kit


Sheep Carousel by Kate Davies


Sheepheid Tam and Rams & Yowes Blanket


Sheep Heid by Kate Davies


The West Highland Way by Kate Davies


Ecclefechan Mitts


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Yokes by Kate Davies

In this exciting new book, writer and designer Kate Davies unravels the tale of one of the Twentieth Century’s most distinctive sweater styles - the circular yoke. From Shetland and Iceland to Canada and Sweden, Kate’s essays and conversations take you on a journey around the North Atlantic, exploring the yoke’s intriguing and often surprising regional narratives.

plus
Further Reading / resources; notes on size fit and modification; a special techniques section
and
eleven signature yoke designs in a wide range of yarn weights and knitting styles.

The majority of designs are graded in ten sizes from 30-50 inches

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Colours of Shetland by Kate Davies

From Edinburgh writer and designer, Kate Davies, comes a book that brings the creative process of hand-knit design to life in an exciting new way. In Colours of Shetland, Kate takes you on a northern journey, exploring wild and beautiful island landscapes through words, projects and pictures. Situated in the rich context of the Shetland places, wildlife, objects and people that have inspired Kate, each design in this book has its own engaging ‘colour story’ to tell.

Through the pages of this book, you will get a taste of the heritage that makes Shetland one of the world’s most knitterly destinations, and be inspired to knit with yarn that has a genuine connection to the landscape in which it is produced. Showcasing our Jamieson and Smith Jumper Weight, the flagship Shetland yarn with a marvellously varied palette, each project features the clear instructions and attention to detail that are hallmarks of Kate’s designs. Alongside ten original patterns that are a joy to make and wear, Colours of Shetland offers the hand-knitter food for thought and a feast for the eyes.

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First Footing Kit

This very seasonal design celebrates the Scottish New-Year tradition of First Footing, which, in Gaelic is known as Ceilidh Oidhche Challain (translating as “a visit on Hogmanay night”). In Gaelic, Ceilidh does not really signify a party, in the terms we know it today, but should be thought of more generally as a sociable visit. Ceilidh Oidhche Challain would traditionally have been very jolly affair indeed, as communities celebrated the turning of the New Year together with the sharing of songs, tales, and verse.

The cuff-down pattern comes in two sizes, S and M, to fit adult foot with 8 in or 9 in circumference.

£16.80


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BMC by Kate Davies

 

Versatile, lightweight cowl or wrap in vintage Shetland Lace. Two Sizes.

This kit contains the yarn and pattern to knit BMC.

You will also need:

for the large size: two 3mm/100-150cm (UK11/US 2-3) circular needles

for the small size: two 3mm/40cm (UK11/US 2-3) circular needles

for both sizes: stitch markers, 3mm crochet hook, tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends. Blocking wires and pins (recommended)

£28.65


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Toby's Coat Kit

Kate Davies and Sandra Manson have joined forces to release this pattern for Tobys coat, which Sandra designed and knitted for her dog Toby to keep him warm in the shop.

A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing (Tobys coat) uses all nine shades of Shetland Supreme 2ply Jumper Weight and includes the essential pattern features of the Rams and Yowes by Kate Davies.

This coat is made from the tail upwards, casting on stitches for the belly and using contrast yarn to create and 'afterthought' front leg openings to be made later. The body is worked back and forth in stocking stitch. The neck is shaped by decreasing, and a ribbed edging is added all around the sides

Size:

From Neck to Tail: 38cm (15in)

Edge to Edge across belly: 46cm (18in)

 

You will also need:

3mm (UK11/us 2-3) Knitting Needles (Circular needles may be requires for body and tail due to number of stitches)

3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) DPN's

Waste Yarn (a smooth 4ply yarn in a contrasting colour works best)

 

 

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£57.00


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Sheep Carousel by Kate Davies

This jolly tea cosy features a carousel of Shetland Sheep and offers a small sampler of many of Kate's favourite knitting techniques: stranded colourwork, steeks, vikkel braids, corrugated ribbing, i-cord and centred double decreases. Practice on your teapot before trying things out on a sweater.

This kit includes the pattern and yarn to knit Sheep Carousel.

 

You will also need:

3mm (UK11/US 2-3) x 40cm (16") circular needles

3mm (UK11/US 2-3) long DPNs or long (80-100cm/30-40") circular needle for working crown top and openings

3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) x 40cm(16") circular needles for working bottom edging.

Stitch markers of two types Waste yarn in contrasting colour 3mm (UK11/US 2-3)

Crochet hook

Tapestry needle

£16.00


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Sheepheid Tam and Rams & Yowes Blanket

Blanket and tam by Kate Davies, celebrating Shetland Sheep in their marvelous, many-hued variety.

This kit contains the pattern for both the Hat and the Blanket and the wool to knit the blanket. You should be able to get the hat out of the leftovers but you may need to purchase additional balls to complete both projects.

You will also need:

3mm (US 2-3) x 40cm circular needle

3mm (US 2-3) x 40cm DPN or 3mm (US 2-3) x 80cm circular needle

2.75mm (US 2) x 40cm circular needle for working tam brim

 

3mm (US 2/3) x 60 circular needle for working blanket body

2 x 3mm (US 2/3) 100/150cm circular needles for working edging.

Crochet hook and waste yarn in contrasting colour.

Stitch markers.

Tapestry needle.

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Sheep Heid by Kate Davies

The (very quickly) world famous Sheep Heid by Kate Davies.

Kate says:

"Sheep Heid uses all 9 natural shades of Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight, showcasing the variety of fleece colours in this marvelous yarn – just in time for Shetland Wool Week!

Horned rams appear atop the crown . . .

. . . while the brim features thirteen rather stolid-looking moorit sheep.

From start to finish, this hat was a complete joy both to design and make. Supreme jumper weight has to be the ultimate yarn for stranded knitting – one feels that the yarn just wants to be worked in this way!"

This kit contains pattern and yarn to knit Sheep Heid.

 

You will also need:

3mm (US 2-3) x 40cm circular needle

3mm (US 2-3) x 40cm DPN or 3mm (US 2-3) x 80cm circular needle

2.75mm (US 2) x 40cm circular needle for working brim

 

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The West Highland Way by Kate Davies

Kate Davies and Tom Barr live by Scotland’s best-loved long-distance walking route: the West Highland Way. In this collaborative creative project they celebrate their home, their workplace, and the landscape which inspires them every day. Kate began by creating a collection of twelve hand-knit designs, each with its own distinctive story to tell. Balanced equally between garments and accessories, you might choose to knit a tweedy cardigan which echoes the mossy palette of Conic Hill, a delicate jumper recalling a favourite plant found on Rannoch Moor, or a shawl sparked by the energy of the Highlands’ first “electric village”. Each design is paired with an exploratory essay which sets Kate’s designs and inspiration in their richer context.  From Rob Roy’s romantic (mis)representation to the beautiful songs of Donnchadh Bàn; from Loch Lomond’s built environment to ways of seeing Rannoch Moor, Kate’s writing reveals the West Highland Way as, first and foremost, a social landscape with an important cultural history. Kate’s words and designs are accompanied by Tom’s stunning photography, depicting the West Highland Way in all seasons of the year. 

Why not turn these pages to walk, read and knit with Kate and Tom? Open up this book, join them on their journey, and make your own West Highland Way.

128 pp. Printed by Bell & Bain in Glasgow. 

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Ecclefechan Mitts

These Mitts offer a contemporary interpretation of the graphic and striking two-colour gloves traditionally knitted in Dentdale and the Scottish Borders. Knitted in Shetland Heritage, these fingerless mitts only use two colours which makes them a perfect introduction to colourwork. This kit contains the pattern and wool for knitting a pair of Ecclefechan Mitts.

You will also need: 
2.25mm needle(s) or size to get gauge,
2mm needle(s) (for garter st cuffs and edgings).

Stitch markers.

Tapestry needle.

£13.60


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