October 4th, 2013

On the bookshelf this week: Scottish Knits

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This week we’re excited about the color play in the newest book of patterns from Martin Storey, Scottish Knits.

Scottish Knits by Martin Storey

In Scottish Knits, Martin Storey pays homage to beautiful Celtic cables and colorwork with 17 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 within a single piece.

2 colorful cardigans from Scottish Knits

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. 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.

Leave a comment below and tell us what colors of Rowan Fine Tweed you’d use for either cardigan above and you could win a copy of Scottish Knits! All comments must be posted by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Please make sure to leave us a way to contact you if you win! The winner will be drawn randomly and posted here the following day.

Edited, Friday October 11, 2013:

And our Winner is –  Ara who said, “Love your website, your blog, your yarn, and would love to win this book. The designs look intriguing. Just starting a sweater today with yarn purchased at Webs.”

Congratulations Ara! Keep an eye on your mailbox, your copy of Scottish Knits will be arriving soon.


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173 Responses to “On the bookshelf this week: Scottish Knits”

  1. Rachelle Crosbie Says:

    I love the Ross Cardigan, picking 8 colours would be difficult, but I’d definitely use Burnsall, Settle, Gunnerside and Wensley plus Nuka; so that’ 5 already. sewsable on Ravelry

  2. Kennis Says:

    Simply beautiful! I will pick Bainbridge, Dent, Hubberholme, Litton, and Gunnerside.

  3. sheilakay Says:

    Sheilakay on Ravelry. Gunnerside, Nidde, Hubberholme, Muker, Leyburn, Monsal Dale, Dove Dale and Bainbridge. I have been wanting to explore Fair Isle knitting for some time and these patterns along with these yummy yarn colors would be awesome.

  4. Cara Says:

    Hard to pick colors online, but maybe Tissington, Keld, Richmond, Reeth, Dent, Wensley, Monsal Dale and Nidd – though I’d need to see them together! Beautiful book – thanks for the chance to win it!
    – Gettintheknack on Ravelry

  5. Maria A. Garcia Says:

    Then I feel you could be my teacher in this. And I´m serious about that; I´m not only writting to get the book for free … 🙂

  6. Ginny Says:

    I started to pick all the oranges and deep reds, brown, and greens and added a few blues and and a pop of yellow. I then realized that I’m picking the colors of the changing trees on a bright sunny day! It would be such fun to knit the colors of fall into a beautiful sweater.

  7. Bonnie Westbrook Says:

    Beautiful, intricate patterns to dream about! I would definitely use Bainbridge, Tissington, Arncliff, and Teld for an autumn sweater to wear with pride.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this classic book.

  8. Kirsten Says:

    Beautiful designs, patterns – will never go out of style….

  9. Juliann Says:

    This book is on my wish list. I would love a chance to win it. Colors are hard to pick without a pattern and thinking. I usually pick natural colors with a hint of color. I also like autumn colors of rust, orange, brown, tans, blue, mahogany red, deep greens.

  10. Julie T. Says:

    I’ll try again. I do love knitting with multiple colors. I like the Bainebridge, Demi, Gunnerride, Leyburn, and Rechmond colors. Thanks!

  11. NeedleworkJunkie Says:

    I would like to make Thistle Cardigan with Askrigg, Bedale and Bainbridge.

  12. Shellca Says:

    Thank you for this fantastic opportunity to win such an amazing book. I just love Thistle Cardigan and would make it using 380 Nappa, 371 Wensley and 381 Richmond Rowan Fine Tweed ♥

    Ravelry: Shellca

  13. Heather Burris Says:

    I’d go for Buckden with Leyburn and Monsal Dale – so fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Carmen N Says:

    I’d use Bedale, Bainbridge, Gunnerside and maybe a little Leyburn for the colors

  15. Shannon Says:

    Oh, so hard! I will choose Bainbridge, Arncliffe, and Leyburn!

  16. Cindy Bukach Says:

    I love the color work in these designs. Would love to try any of these! I would use Nidd, Muker and Bainbridge for the thistle cardigan. – ProfKnitWit on Ravelry

  17. Vero Ruf Says:

    The colorwork looks so intricate, and really lovely combinations. I would love to try them!

  18. Meghan Says:

    I’d love to make the Thistle Cardigan in Buckden, Dove Dale, and Richmond.

    I’m vernalequinox on Ravelry.

  19. Debbie Saenz Says:

    I’d love to knit some of those beautiful sweaters!

  20. Debbie S Says:

    I’d love to knit one of those beautiful sweaters.

  21. Patty Says:

    This book looks fabulous! Love the beret style hat on the cover!

  22. sara Says:

    Tissington, Bainbridge and dent!!! want this book!

  23. Crystal Says:

    Beautiful colors!! Wish I could do that!!

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