- Paperback: 31 pages
- Publisher: Taunton Press (8 Oct 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1621137732
- ISBN-13: 978-1621137733
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 27.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,146,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Jean is known worldwide for her distinctive couture knits. Author of many successful books including Designer Knits, Sculptured Knits, Couture Knits and, most recently Sweet Shawlettes, she has designed for Rowan Yarns, Araucania and Artesano, as well as many international fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley and Benetton.
Her innovative combinations of intricate textures, striking colourways and sophisticated styling have been widely influential. Her designs appear regularly in Vogue Knitting, The Knitter and Rowan Magazine.
Passionate about good design, she believes it should be available to all, not just the few who can afford to buy couture. Spreading the word, she teaches knit design and technique workshops in the UK, Europe and North America.
Travel is a passion and Jean likes nothing better than to connect with kindred spirits and share skills. She's an ardent maker of stitches, clothes, food, music and gardens. Together with partner Philip Mercer, she hosts her own knitters' tours, mainly in the UK, but Morocco and Ireland have been recent destinations, with Greece and France as future possibilities.