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Friday, 6 July 2007

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

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