By Kate Davies
Bold Beginner Knits
• Cast on / bind off
• Knit / purl
• Increase / decrease
• Knit back and forth / knit in the round
With these basic skills under your knitterly belt, you’ll be able to make each one of the six bold pieces in this collection:
•A colourful modular blanket
•A top-down cardigan
•A bottom-up yoke pullover
•A garment knitted from side-to-side
•A lace-patterned triangular shawl
•A beanie hat (which demonstrates the ease and usefulness of swatching in the round)
Kate Davies was inspired to create Bold Beginner Knits for friend and bold beginner knitter, Jane Hunter.
Each pattern was specifically created by Kate to introduce Jane to useful new techniques and different construction methods by knitting interesting designs that in no sense resemble beginner pieces.
Unfamiliar techniques are introduced with links to relevant video tutorials, and from the straightforward pattern-writing style to the visual page layout, every element of Bold Beginner Knits is designed to be clear and easy to follow.
Whatever kind of knitter you are, you’ll love making and wearing these six appealing designs!
21 x 21 x 1.3 cm
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.