For Kate Davies, Knitting Season is any time of year in which we are able to sit down and enjoy the craft we love, setting time aside to relax, explore, experiment and create.
Her new collection is the result of one such season of extended creativity. From oversized pullovers to classic cardigans, from a stunning colourwork blanket to a beautiful (and very wearable) yoked dress, the patterns in this collection address a wide range of new design ideas and explicitly encourage knitters to extend the creative process while they work.
One group of patterns enable you to challenge your colour tastes and preferences, while other designs suggest different approaches to interpreting and knitting similar stitch patterns and motifs.
Making the most of the subtle, varied palettes of Kate’s Milarrochy Tweed and Àrd-Thìr yarns, and featuring eight garments, four accessories, and two items for the home, this exciting collection offers much for you to enjoy during your own exploratory and creative Knitting Season.
14 original designs. 120 pp. Book printed and bound by Bell & Bain in Glasgow, Scotland.
Paperback: 120 pages
Dimensions: 21 x 21 x 3 cm
Publisher: Kate Davies Designs
My name is Kate Davies. I live by Scotland’s West Highland Way where I love writing, knitting walking, and swimming in the wonderful landscapes that surround me. I find that each of these activities has a creative and a critical dimension and the best of possible worlds is one in which I productively combine them all.
Knitting is one of my greatest loves, and in 2010 (when a stroke at the age of 36 ended my academic career) I began Kate Davies Designs (KDD) creating digital patterns for hand knitters. The business lent me a platform to combine my skills in research, writing and design, and rapidly grew into a small publishing company through which I began to produce my own books. In Colours of Shetland (2012), Yokes (2014), Buachaille: At Home in The Highlands (2015), The Book of Haps (2016), Shetland Oo (2016), Inspired by Islay(2017), Happit (2017), West Highland Way (2018) Shore (2018) and Milarrochy Heids (2018) I bring my passions for historical writing and practical creativity together. Nothing makes me happier than seeing knitters all over the world enjoying my books and making and wearing my designs.