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Kate Davies Designs

Happit - Kate Davies

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  • By Kate Davies

    Do you enjoy making and wearing simple shawls and wraps? Then Happit is for you!

    In this new 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.

    Featuring: Ottar Hap; Funchal Moebius; A Hap for Harriet; Betty Mouat Cowl; Fantoosh.

    Plus: The Remarkable Tale of Betty Mouat

    Print book plus complimentary digital download. 

  • Paperback:
    57 pages

    Dimensions:
    21 x 21 x 1 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.

     

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