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Scottish Island Knits: Designs by Kaffe Fassett, Di Gilpin, Sarah Dallas, Sasha Kagan, Jean Moss, Brandon Mably and Sarah Hatton [Paperback]

Sally Harding , Jacqui Hurst
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Rowan Yarns Ltd (22 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904485502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904485506
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 20.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,019,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book presents a collection of 16 brilliant designs in Rowan's Scottish Tweed - a pure wool yarn inspired by the historic knitting traditions of the Outer Hebrides. Among the designs from Britain's top knitwear designers are colourwork sweaters, cardigans, jackets, slipovers, boleros, a blanket and a bag. If you love beautiful, natural yarns, and enjoy knitting with them, then "Scottish Island Knits" is a must. This yarn range, inspired by the Outer Hebrides, comes in 24 singularly wonderful colours, many of them a soft blend of more than one shade. All the colours can be found in 4 ply and a selection of them in DK, Aran and Chunky weights. The designs in this book make full use of the colour range, and the textural qualities of the yarn, each designer bringing his or her own special interpretation to it. A great multicoloured blanket by Di Gilpin and classic colourwork sweater and waistcoat designs by Kaffe Fassett make full use of the colours in the Scottish Tweed range. Simple, elegant designs in just one or two colours, like Sarah Dallas's elegant blanket coat and Jean Moss's cream lacy bolero, allow you to concentrate on the textural beauty of the yarns.

The book is packed with beautiful colour photography of all of the designs, plus detailed instructions, patterns and requirements and tension lists. There is also Yarn Information and an abbreviations list. The paperback with flaps format is handy too, as the flaps make excellent page markers!

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1.0 out of 5 stars Another disappointing book! 12 July 2007
Do I get the feeling that too many books on knitting are being published just now because it is so 'fashionable'? If you like big shapeless garments then you will like this book. Most of it is very straightforward knitting, artistically styled and photographed for this book. Nice to look through - bit of a coffee table book - could attract people who are fairly new to knitting - I don't think there is anything to interest more experienced knitters - it's all been seen (and done) before.
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4.0 out of 5 stars stunning knits and photography 8 May 2010
By Maryom
This was bought for me as a birthday present and I can't wait to find time and knit some of the projects. There's a wide range of things to choose from - men's and women's items ranging in complexity from the straight forward, fairly easy ones to intricate 'fair isle' designs, all photographed with a wonderful Hebridean background.
It's nice to see some published patterns from little known designer Di Gilpin included here - I've long been a fan of her work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT COMMUNICATION 25 Mar 2014
By Cathy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was emailed immediately after my order and the book dispatched 1st working day with a further email to confirm dispatch.
Lovely book which I do intend to use!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring and atmospheric 25 May 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
saving this for the cold winter months and being cosy in front of my fire
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