"Kate’s new book is a celebration of the life and landscape around her home in the Scottish Highlands. Designed especially for Kate’s new yarn, Buachaille, the book includes twelve patterns created for the great Scottish outdoors … and the indoors, too. These accessories will keep out the cold while walking the hills, or warm you by the fire after a long day’s hiking. As well as Kate’s patterns, the book includes five delicious highland recipes by Tom Barr, together with essays, interviews, and a walk up Buachaille Etive Mor (the iconic munro, which gave its name to Kate’s yarn) with mountain leader, Gordon Anderson." (bron: ravelry)Ravelrypagina
"Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that we've tucked away in our memory banks. Over time, those stitches form a map of our lives.—From the prefaceIn The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things. Put simply, "No matter how perfect any one sweater may be, it's only human to crave another. And another, and another."
"Do you enjoy making and wearing simple shawls and wraps?
Then Happit is for you!In this book, 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."(bron: Ravelry)Ravelrypagina
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