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Buachaille by Kate Davies

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  • By Kate Davies

    This book was made in celebration of Buachaille, and all the things that make Kate feel at home in the Scottish Highlands.

    Knit

    . . . twelve colourful accessories with Kate, in her own Buachaille yarn. We highly recommend using Lore or Lalland for these patterns too.

    Cook

    . . . five delicious traditional recipes with Scottish food enthusiast, Tom Barr.

    Walk

    . . . with mountain leader, Gordon Anderson, around the iconic West Highland Peak of Buachaille Etive Mòr.

    Book is printed and bound in the UK.

    Patterns include: Stranded and striped baffies (slippers); stranded and striped pawkies (mitts); Kokkeluri (mittens); Cochal (cowl); striped and stranded bunnets (hats); whigmaleerie (tree decoration); oobit (felted bracelet); cairngorm (brooch). Recipes include: Holy Fair farls; seed and herb oatcakes; cranachan; lavender shortbread; crowdie (cheese)

  • Paperback:
    80 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.