Scottish Knits: Colorwork & Cables with a Twist

Scottish Knits: Colorwork & Cables with a Twist

by Martin Storey

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Overview

24 exciting and contemporary design projects! Explore a variety of traditional stitches using a rainbow of colors.

What happens when beautifully crafted handknits meet a Scottish sense of color and whimsy? You get an exquisite book of Scottish-influenced designs that knitters will crave, created by renowned knitter Martin Storey .

Scotland has a rich tradition in handknitting thanks to the exquisite hand-dyed yarns that have been spun in the Scottish islands for centuries. Traditional techniques have been handed down through generations, resulting in a treasure trove of stitch patterns, textures, and colors.

In Scottish Knits, Martin pays homage to beautiful Celtic cables and colorwork with 24 stunning and innovative handknits accessible to knitters of all skill levels. The projects include garments, accessories, and home goods, many of which feature different color patterns or textures in a single piece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596688513
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 548,505
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Martin Storey is a renowned knitwear designer and author. A designer at Rowan for many years, he has masterminded their Classic range of yarns and brochures, as well as authored or co-authored several books, including Nordic Knits: 29 Stylish Small Projects (St. Martin's Griffin, 2010) and Aran Knits: 23 Cable Designs Using Classic Cable Patterns (St. Martin's Griffin, 2012). He lives in Devon, England.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Basic Knitting Stitches

Projects:
Muffler scarf
Long scarf
Robert the Bruce wrap
Cummerbund Scottish tamoshanta
Panelled coat
Traditional fairisle-bordered sleeveless sweater
Traditional fairisle-bordered sleeveless cardigan
Kilt socks
Cable dress
Colourwork bordered skirt
Fairisle gloves
Fairisle mittens
Patched and textured cushions
Knee rug Chair back cover
Long cushion with fairisle borders

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