"With beautiful photography, engaging writing, and signature hand-knit designs, Colours of Shetland will inspire you with the varied shades and hues of Great Britain’s most northerly isles.From writer and designer, Kate Davies, comes a book that brings the 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 these pages 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 Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight, the flagship Shetland yarn with a marvellously varied palette, each project features the clear instructions, beautiful finish 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 Shetlandoffers the hand-knitter food for thought and a feast for the eyes." (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."
Alle breisters kennen intussen de breiboeken van Julie Jaeken. Voor haar vierde boek breide Julie ca. 45 truien, accessoires, broekpakken, vesten en poncho's voor zowel baby's als kinderen. De modellen zijn bij Julie zoals altijd heel eenvoudig, maar echte pareltjes door de mooie kleuren en hoogkwalitatieve wol. Een must have voor elke breifanaat!
Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. We cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life. Our intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.
Laine Autumn/Winter 2016 features:
116 pages uncoated, high-quality paper
11 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated
Instructions on how to make a cross-stitch bracelet
Long-format story about Joji Locatelli
Interview with Helga Isager
Q&A with Stephen West
On the Origin of Wool – a visit to a local sheep farm
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