The West Highland Way by Kate Davies


Happit by Kate Davies


Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook by Felicity Ford


Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook by Felicity Ford


Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters


Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story


Whalsay Fair Isle Knitting Through the Decades


Shetland Oo


A Year of Techniques by Arnall Culliford Knitwear


A Shetlanders Fair Isle Graph Book by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers


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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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Happit by Kate Davies

Kate Davies introduces you to five of her favourite wrap and hap designs. Exploring a range of different knitting techniques from simple lace to colourwork, each pattern has been carefully created with easy-to-follow directions (including charted and written instructions where relevant) and each design offers a characteristic combination of straightforward knitting together with stylish results. Accompanied by two essays by Kate, and stunning photography by Tom Barr, take your choice from the patterns on offer in this book and you are sure to be well happit.

Featuring: Ottar Hap; Funchal Moebius; A Hap for Harriet; Betty Mouat Cowl; Fantoosh.

Plus: The Remarkable Tale of Betty Mouat

Print book plus complimentary digital download. 

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Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook by Felicity Ford

Design your own stranded colourwork with the KNITSONIK System. In this inspiring book, artist and designer, Felicity Ford shows you how to translate ordinary subjects into extraordinary stranded colourwork with her playful and inventive KNITSONIK system. Discover how to find inspiration in daily life, pick yarn shades based on things you love, and recreate the richness of the world around you through clever shading.

Containing twelve case studies and three accessory patterns, the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook offers a wealth of tips, tricks and inspiration for you to take your stranded colourwork knitting to the next level. Beautifully photographed and clearly illustrated throughout, this book reveals how everything from factories to fruitcake can be used to inspire knitting projects based on the things, places and plants that you love.

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Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook by Felicity Ford

The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook is the exciting sequel to the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. The playbook offers inspiring opportunities for applying patterns found in daily life to celebratory hand knits. In its pages you’ll learn how to draft your own knitted correspondence; to produce stranded colourwork bunting with your friends; to translate the textures of your town into a cowl; to experiment with scale and proportion when working with motifs; and to adapt and create a stunning shawl that will cover your shoulders with rounds of hand-picked flowers. Featuring the voices and ideas of many friends from the community of knitters who already enjoy working with the KNITSONIK system, this collection is full of fun, friendship, and designs that invite you to play.

The projects contained in the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook each include sumptuous photographs, drawings and notes. This enriching extra content enables you to easily customise each pattern to reflect your unique sense of style, and the things and places that matter to you.

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Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters

Share the joy of Fair Isle knitting with members of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers as they showcase 15 patterns for you to create. The patterns were designed by Fair Isle knitters resident in Shetland who are true masters of the craft. by sharing their knowledge and experience perhaps some of the mastery can rub off on you!

 

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Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story

Shetland textiles have for centuries been loved and admired across the globe. With our characterful sheep and instantly recognisable styles of Fair Isle and Shetland Lace knitting, the Shetland islands have long been associated with a thriving local wool industry. At the heart of this industry is Jamieson & Smith, Shetland Woolbrokers, who have been buying and selling Real Shetland Wool since the 1930s. Today, Jamieson & Smith is run by a skilled and passionate team who continue to build on the company’s proud legacy. Inside this book, you’ll find out about the people who founded, built and sustained the Shetland Woolbrokers, and discover the history of this world-famous textile brand. To celebrate both our heritage and our future, we’ve commissioned ten handknit designs. Drawing on the distinctive legacies of Shetland Lace and Fair Isle knitting, worked in our yarns, and photographed right here in Shetland, these signature handknits unite the story of Shetland wool together with the rich textile heritage of the islands.

Designs from:

Sandra Manson

Kharis Leggate

Ella Gordon

Mary Henderson

Gudrun Johnston

Mary Jane Mucklestone

Lesley Smith

 

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Whalsay Fair Isle Knitting Through the Decades

This is a small book to commemorate the exhibition at the Whalsay Heritage Centre of Whalsay Fair Isle Knitting through the decades, it contains pictures and descriptions of items featured in the exhibtion. 56 pages, A5 size.

Please Note: this book does not contain patterns for any of the garments shown in the book.

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Shetland Oo

Shetland Oo: Wool, Textiles, Work.

Photography by Tom Barr & words by Kate Davies

Wool—or in Shetlandic, Oo—has for centuries figured centrally in island life. Hardy, colourful, characterful sheep have adapted over millennia to a challenging climate, and Shetlanders have always put their fine fleeces to good use, in beautiful, distinctive textiles ranging from woven tweeds to Fairisle handknits. From croft to creative enterprise, wool remains at the heart of many island industries today, and this collaborative documentary project reveals the many different kinds of work that oo supports. In these pages you’ll meet the fascinating graders, breeders, tanners, artists, designers, knitters, weavers, hand spinners, knitwear manufacturers and retailers, who, in so many different ways, have made their lives in oo. Photographed by Tom Barr, and with accompanying essays and profiles written by Kate Davies, this book is produced in celebration of the vital contemporary work of Shetland wool.

Please note: this book is a documentary project exploring Shetland wool in words and images. It does not contain knitting patterns. 

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A Year of Techniques by Arnall Culliford Knitwear

A Year of Techniques brings you 12 patterns and tutorials to upgrade your knitting skills. With projects from world-class designers accompanied by clear step-wise tutorials and online videos, there's always something new to learn.

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A print copy of A Year of Techniques, as well as a complimentary ebook, which will be delivered digitally. 

Techniques covered in this book are:
  • Afterthought heels and thumbs
  • Garter stitch grafting
  • Helical stripes
  • Intarsia
  • Judy's magic cast on (both for starting closed tubes, and as a provisional cast on)
  • Knitting on a border
  • Mastering dominance in Fair Isle knitting
  • Pinhole cast on (also known as Emily Ocker's circular cast on)
  • Reading cables from charts
  • Short rows
  • Steeks and
  • Turning a heel

Designers contributing patterns for A Year of Techniques are:

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A Shetlanders Fair Isle Graph Book by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers

In the mid-20th century, Shetland' professional knitters designed and knitted hundreds of Fair Isle garments each year. The knitting charts produced here are from two original design books, which include both Fair Isle and Norwegian-inspired motifs. The charts are aimed at the adventurous knitter, who wishes to be inspired by classic, authentic Shetland Fair Isle patterns and colourways.

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers was formed in 1988. Members meet most months to provide/enjoy workshops, share knowledge and explore textile related crafts. Guild members also demonstrate their skills when requested. A newsletter is produced regularly, and the Guild has a dedicated group on Ravelry and a Facebook page. Income from the sale of this book will be used by the Guild to promote all aspects of traditional Shetland textile skills.

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