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.


Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2006. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and their 2 daughters.

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

  1. Judy M Says:

    Love the Ross Cardigan. I would definitely use purple, blue, green and cream with a dash of red.

  2. Jeannette Hansen Says:

    For the Ross Cardigan I would start with Arncliffe and Litton, then add Hubberholme and Tissington, and spice things up with Bainbridge, Settle, Wensley and maybe another blue…

  3. Sheila Says:

    I’d do the Thistle Cardigan in Gunnerside, Monsal Dale and Dove Dale

  4. Heather HS Says:

    What fun names! I love the Settle color, but I don’t know what goes with it the best… maybe Malham and Gunnerside for the Thistle cardi?

  5. sheri Says:

    Oh I love the colors as they are shown.

  6. dzupko Says:

    I’d do Thistle in Askrigg, Buckden and Hawes.

  7. Karina Says:

    The Ross Cardigan caught my eye but I’m finding it both hard to tell how many colours are in the pattern, and of course, am not entirely sure my monitor is showing the Rowan colours truly. However, if the right number is 5, I think I might try Nidd, Bainbridge, Arncliff, Settle & Hubberholm. Thanks for offering this, it looks like a wonderful book!

  8. MyDaily Fiber Says:

    Love (but still learning) 2 color knitting!

  9. Cassandra Says:

    Would love to win this. Pretty!

  10. Nancy Lea Says:

    My mouth is watering, but, my purse is dry. Guess this one might have to wait….GORGEOUS!!!

  11. Kayla Graves-Sparacino Says:

    I want to do the Ross Cardigan.

  12. JGood Says:

    It’s hard to pick favorite colors as so many are beautiful, but I especially like Hawes and Settle!

  13. ruth Says:

    Gorgeous colors and elaborate patterns. I love it, and want to knit!

  14. Victoria McNary Says:

    I like earthy tones-it would look great knitted in Burnsall, Hubberholme, Malham, and Leyburn.

  15. Cheryl Cool Says:

    Absolutely beautiful sweaters – making one of those would be a true testament to one’s love for knitting.

  16. ccapo Says:

    These are so beautiful! It would be helpful if you would show more photos, and in the smaller pamphlets — all the sweater photos. Knitting patterns are pricey, but I would probaby buy more of them if I could see all the models I will get for my money.

  17. ccapo Says:

    Richmond, Nidd, and Tissington!

  18. Camellia Says:

    Thistle is lovely! I would knit it in Keld, Burnsall, and Bedale.

  19. Patti Weeks Says:

    It’s hard to tell how many colors are in the Ross Cardigan, but to start I’d choose Nidd for the main color, accented with Buckden, Muker, Settle, and Wensley.

  20. Margaret Sanford Says:

    I’d love to make the Ross cardigan, with Bedale for the bands, lots of neutrals and some accents of darker blues and greens. This looks like a fabulous book. I’d love to win it!

  21. Kristen Davidson Walter Says:

    i love the patterns in this book!

  22. Felice Flora Druziak Says:

    I have been knitting for over 50 years, and these sweaters and accessories never go out of style…they just keep getting better!

  23. Rowena Says:

    This book looks like Alice-Starmore-meets-Eunny-Jang. The Ross Cardigan is justifiably a popular choice, beautiful intricate design for knitting on long winter nights.

  24. Zita H Says:

    Would love to win! I d definitely pair Richmond with one if the oranges and a third color

  25. Tina Hollands Says:

    I would love to do the Ross Cardigan! I would choose for my colours: bainbridge, buckden, hubberholme, belldusk, nidd, leyburn, reeth and bedale! I love the colors in their sample. I hope I win!

  26. DMBernier Says:

    The Ross is a handsome cardigan. I’d use colors reflecting misty fields – Buckden, Hubberholme, Leyburn, Nappa, Keld with ribbing in Litton and maybe some Settle for ‘pop’.

  27. Tina Hollands Says:

    I would love to do the Ross cardigan in the sample colours! ( Hubberholme, Buckdale, Bainbridge, Bell Dusk, Nidd, Leyburn, Reeth and Bedale)
    (My first comment seems to have not posted, sorry if this is a repeat)

  28. aprilgee Says:

    I would do the Ross Cardigan in the colors in the book. It’s gorgeous!

  29. Martha Sloane Donley Says:

    I love all the colors, but since I look better in the cool colors, blues, purples, greens and some browns, I would tend to those. Love celtic knits

  30. J Kang Says:

    I would love to make the Ross cardigan in the colors shown: Bedale, Reeth, Leyburn, Nidd, Bell Dusk, Bainbridge, Buckden, and Hubberholme.

  31. Ann Says:

    I just love Martin Storey’s designs.

  32. Norma Horan Says:

    Gorgeous patterns!! No need to change up the colors – they are perfect as is.

  33. Alvap Airam Says:

    Such beautiful projects. I’d love to make one of these sweaters

  34. Kathy West Says:

    I’ld have to go with Nidd. But all the colors are beautiful as are the sweaters and accessories. Any one of the patterns would be a delight to make.

  35. Karen Says:

    LOVE all of the looks! Of these two it would be Ross, done in shades of Muker, Nappa, and Litton with a little Richmond thrown in for a spark. Maybe some bright pink too….

  36. Carrie Thomas Baxter Says:

    Love this! It would be great to win since I am always looking for new projects!

  37. Kat Says:

    Would love to do the Ross but think I would wear thistle better

  38. Marcea Says:

    Good post, the Fine Tweed colors are stunning, and I love the sport weight for wool as it is wearable more of the year! I would love the Tessington and Bainbridge for strong colors, a background of Nappa for the light contrast. Nidd if I’d need a fourth dark.

  39. Cyndi Afflerbach Says:

    I have only been knitting for a couple years. I love it. I am Scottish, May I please add this book to my collection of knitting books? thank you..
    still learning

  40. JaniceB Says:

    I would use 381, 382, 384, 385 and 387 to make a beautiful fair isle with blue, green, purple and a slash of pink for a splash. It would be beauful.

  41. Sabrina Says:

    I’d use Hawes and Hubberholme to make Thistle. I adore Ross, but that looks like a challenge that wont be up to for some time!

  42. meg Says:

    Wow- what a gorgeous collection; it will be hard to decide which to do first :-)

  43. Mary Says:

    I would use Dove Dale, Arncliffe and Hubberholme for the Thistle sweater. Beautiful pattern. I love thistles. My Scottish roots enjoy the prospect of knitting all of those wonderful things on the cover of the book!

  44. Susan Spargo Says:

    I would make the Thistle Cardigan in Bainbridge, Burnsall and Arncliffe. These patterns are beautiful. If I win, I can be contacted at susanlfboss@yahoo.com Fingers crossed! This book would keep me busy through the winter.

  45. Donna Gerber Says:

    I’d do the Ross cardigan in the colors shown, but use Richmond for the ribbing instead of the red. I think it would give it a completely different look. This would give me a chance to try Fair Isle techniques which is why I took up knitting again in the 80s, but never tried it. Love the tweedy look of the yard too.

  46. Donna Switzer Benson Says:

    Looks like a beautiful book with timeless patterns.

  47. Linda Says:

    How I would love to learn to knit that pullover. Intricate enough to keep the brain engaged and the end result pretty enough for a gift.

  48. Diane OJ Says:

    PEAR-fect fer perusing while sippin’me whiskey & nibblin’me haggis! An then t’commence with me knittin’!

  49. Colleen Grant Says:

    The designers are to be congratulated for their explorations in color. Knitting any of the four displayed sweaters would be an enjoyable way to pass a dreary winter day..

  50. joan p 15 Says:

    Beautiful patterns – would love to knit the thistle cardigan -

  51. Susie Sanders Says:

    Wow! I can see both sweaters in soo many different colors that it would be hard to chose! Red, blues, purples, grays, etc.

  52. Brenda Nash Says:

    Would love love love to win this!

  53. Paula Hendrickson Says:

    I love Bainbridge, so I’d use that for the ribbing & button band. I also love Wensely, add some Leyburn for a little pop of gold, and round it out with neutrals – maybe Nappa, Pendle, Malham… So many lovely colors to choose from, it’s hard to choose.

  54. MsCodyT Says:

    These are beautiful knits, I would love to make them for myself and my family! :#

  55. Martha Says:

    Looked at a color wheel to figure this out! For the Ross cardigan, Bedale, Wensley, Richmond, Leyburn, Bell Busk, Nidd,Buckden, Bainbridge. thank you for the offer, the book looks beautiful.

  56. Amy Rouleau Munson Says:

    I must have this book. :)

  57. Robin Says:

    Both of the sweaters are beautiful. I would use the same colors as shown above for the Ross Sweater. I found several combinations I would use for the Thistle sweater, Keld and Leyburn, Nidd and Muker, Wensley and Richmond.
    contact: luvroyarn@att.net

  58. Gloria Stutzman Kincer Says:

    I would use the colors shown for the Ross cardigan – I love it as is. My daughter and son-in-law live in Scotland so I would be thrilled to win this book and then share it with her.

    Edited to add: email address is haftaknit@gmail.com

  59. Tahirra Says:

    I would use Bainbridge, Leyburn, and Tissington for a nice Autumn color scheme to make the cardigan on the right.

  60. Anne S Says:

    I’d do the Thistle cardie in the colors shown, but would probably use blue based palette for the Ross one. Don’t like the camel/ochre color. If I don’t win, might just have to buy the book and place an order for the yarn (-:

  61. Megan Siegal Says:

    I would love to make the sweater on the right with Hawes, Nappa, and Malham. Beautiful!!!

  62. Karen Says:

    Martin Storey’s designs are always beautiful, but this book raises the bar to stupendous!

  63. Susan Harris-Rohde Says:

    These are beautiful! I would loveito try my hand at colorwork like this.

  64. Alejandra Says:

    There is anything like to knit fair isle and get relax. Maybe is the grade of concentration that we need, make us forget any problem.

  65. Lauren Strauss Says:

    I want this book! I love the one on the left.

    I doubt seriously I could afford enough Rowan yarn to make either one of them!

  66. Darth Grrrl Says:

    I really like the Thistle Cardigan’s current colorway. I might be tempted to swap Dove Dale for the blue, but maybe that’s too on the nose.

  67. margaretk Says:

    The cover sweaters and hats look amazing!

  68. Julie Grimes Says:

    Beautiful knits! I would love to try to make some of them! :)

  69. donaldsg Says:

    I LOVE the knits in this book, especially the thistle cardigan. I am from Scotland and would love to make that one, but I’ll have to build my skills first. I’ve never done any colourwork at all.

  70. Julie Whitmore Says:

    Julie Whitmore –I’d use any colors in the pink-plum range to make one of these beautiful sweaters

  71. VIVI Ginsberg Smith Says:

    I crochet often because it can be faster for me and when I’m tired my focus doesn’t have to be what it is with knitting. These are so splendid I most assuredly would put down my crochet hook to make hmmmm it would be difficult to choose how many. Really beautiful, classic and worth the time, don’t think they would ever go out of style do you?

  72. jthoptimist Says:

    i’m of scottish descent and knit sweaters for everyone in my family ~ would *love* this book!

  73. Sharon Morey Says:

    coffee table book for the gorgeous colorways alone…

  74. Amy Olmsted Says:

    I love all things Scottish! and these knits are glorious!

  75. jthoptimist Says:

    first thing i would make would be the cropped argyle pullover, for one of my granddaughters, who would just love it! i would use bainbridge, muker, pendle and nappa, with pendle and buckden for the border.

  76. Anisa Says:

    Ooo, I love that complex one on the left! It’s hard to know how many colors are required, but I would probably go a little more autumny with Tissington, Bainbridge, Arncliffe, Leyburn, and Burnsail. Maybe I can work Settle in there too.

  77. jthoptimist Says:

    i also would love to make the short-sleeved cardi that’s shown in red, though i would use hubberholme with some banding trim in dent. i know it’s not as spectacular as others, but i like it and i love the hubberholme color, which this sweater would showcase nicely.

  78. Catherine Kelly Says:


  79. Stephanie Smietanka Risotto Says:

    Burnsall, Tissington, Arncliff, and Leyburn……..I would love to work those colors into the Ross cardi. I’m in such a Fall mood :)

  80. Mary Beth Wyko Says:

    This is the kind of knitting I aspire to one day. I’d use colors like Wensley, Nappa and Muker. I love a cool color palette.

  81. shelstev Says:

    Gorgeous! I would use Hawes, Gunnerside, Buckden, Keld and Richmond.

  82. freres Says:

    For the Thistle Cardigan, Gunnerside, Muker, & Askrigg. I can’t quite tell how many colors are needed for the Martin Storey Ross cardigan; but probably Pendle, Nidd, Malham, Nappa, Burnside, & Wensley. You can reach me as gelert on Ravelry.

  83. Serena Says:

    Gorgeous patterns! I’d use Hubberholme, Tissington, and Arncliffe for the Thistle Cardigan. Or Dove Dale, Buckden, and Settle.

  84. Katie S. Says:

    So beautiful! I love the timeless, rustic look of fair isle.

  85. Rhonda Culbert Says:

    I’ve recently researched the Scottish side of the family and found out the ones I thought were Englsh are Scots also. Would love to knit a sweater or accessories in their honor.

  86. Crystal Litzenberger Says:

    I would absolutely love to knit the Thistle Cardigan! I think the colours I’d probably use are Nidd, Nappa, and Keld. Or perhaps I’d try Bainbridge, Buckden, and Askrigg. So many lovely colour combinations!

  87. Chris B Says:

    Wow, I love that Ross Cardigan! And it looks like it uses just about every color. I don’t think I’d change a thing.

  88. Michele Costigan Says:

    Those patterns look gorgeous! I would love to win!

  89. Jean Says:

    With my Scotch/Irish decent these beautiful sweaters are a no brainer for me. And, what a lovely for to use all of the beautiful colors I love so much. Takes the pain away from just having to choose just a color or two. LOVE!

  90. mz Says:

    I would make the Thistle Cardigan, with colors Hubberholme, Arncliffe, and Settle, because that’s thistle color!

  91. Gwinzi Says:

    Love the Thistle cardigan! I think I’d like to switch whatever blue that is to the shade Settle, though.

  92. allie aller Says:

    MMMMM…colors 382, 386, 369, 379, and 387 should do it for the cardie on the left.

  93. Barbara Nolan Says:

    I would love to do the Martin Story Ross cardigan in richmond, wensley, buckden, bainbridge, and dent

  94. RenCW Says:

    All of the colors of the Rowan yarn are lovely. It’s hard to decide. I think I would use Wensley and Nappa and/or Buckden. Thank you!

  95. DJ Beld Says:

    The cover designs are bea-u-ti-ful! I would love to make any one of them! It would be difficult to choose where to start!

  96. AnneS Says:

    These are beautiful!

  97. Angela A Says:

    Great patterns, they look fun and challenging!!

  98. Heather Baylis Says:

    Love the colors and patterns!!

  99. Susan Hatton Rostand Says:

    I love Martin Storey’s designs!! Even better when Fair Isle work is involved!!!!

  100. Rebecca Wilson Says:

    I really like 365 Askrigg, 368 Gunnerside. and/or 370 Skipton, there are so many gorgeous colors it is hard to decide.

  101. AnnP Says:

    I bought a cardigan like these on my Honeymoon in Scotland (33yrs ago), this year I found a few moth holes :( …I can darn them but would love the chance to knit another from this book.

  102. Arachne646 Says:

    I love choosing the colours for stranded projects, and I’d probably start with 370 and 386, but all of them are lovely, and would make wonderful “fair isle” style designs.

  103. Marcy Desmarais Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, something to sit and drool over and then with great deliberation decide which one to do first

  104. Colleen Says:

    I choose ALL THE COLORS! muh haha!!

  105. LittleGlinda Says:

    Beautiful! I would love to get my hands on this book!

  106. Brenda Says:

    Looks like a book even more awesome than Starmore’s Aran Knitting. No small praise!

  107. Nancy Haffner Says:

    gorgeous colors – fun to knit stranded designs

  108. Elizabeth Moldenhauer Says:

    I love knitting fair isle. These patterns look amazing!

  109. sheilakars Says:

    Thistle sweater in 374, 370, 361 would be my choice colours.

  110. NoraB Says:

    What wonderful color work !

  111. Jennifer Ainge Says:

    These sweaters look so cute!

  112. Ellen Wetherbee Rosewall Says:

    I’ve never knit Fair Isle but this looks beautiful – might make me want to try!

  113. Cindy Silkworth Says:

    I just returned today from two glorious weeks of touring Scotland. Saw many grazing sheep all over the Scottish Border area, Arran and Islay but had difficulty finding yarn to purchase. Luckily,I did find some beautiful hand dyed local yarn in The Silver Yard craft gallery in Penrith. Can’t wait to turn into something gorgeous!

  114. disqus_nW4ZgJj9YN Says:

    Tissington, Dent, Richmond, & Hawes. But all the colors are gorgeous! Would love this book!
    not sure what is going on with the posting options, I selected facebook to sign in to post but have no idea what that disqus crap is. sorry

  115. Aerie 703 Says:

    I would choose brown, black, grey, tan, and cream for the fantastic designs.

  116. Karen Winslow Says:

    I have been knitting since I was about 6 yrs old dropping stitches as my mom helped me pick up lol! By the age of 11 I was making sweaters for my nephew and mitts too. At the young age of 17 I was pregnant with a very wanted baby…knowing intuitively that she was a girl (I knitted a bunting bag, mitts [no thumbs] and hat all in pink) it fit perfectly and I had for the first time designed my own pattern from a couple good ones to make the outfit. I had a house fire and no longer have that outfit but think of it often.
    I have also entered many articles into a local fair for judging and the most recent was last September 2012 I entered an outfit and received first place!! (it was a sweater and hat nordic style knit on round needles and double pointed.
    So these knitts I would love to try as they are to die for and would gladly knit many and enter into the Hymers Fair next year and promise if I win that I will send you the results of my entry in to the fair.
    Thank you
    Karen Winslow
    Thunder Bay, ON.

  117. BookMoot Says:

    Beautiful colors. Beautiful patterns.

  118. Karla R Says:

    Tissington, Dent, Richmond, & Hawes. But all the colors are gorgeous! Would love this book!

  119. Barbara Says:

    The previewed sweaters are definitely calling my name!!

  120. Nancy J Says:

    My maiden name is Cunningham! I must have this!

  121. Robyn Burnside Says:

    Amazing – I am not a proficient knitter, but I would attempt at least the tam, just to enjoy these fantastic patterns in a small way.

  122. Elizabeth Badoud Says:

    The Thistle Cardigan, I would use Tissington, Wensley, and Burnsall. I think this would be a stunning combo of colours for the pattern.

  123. Laurilee Jordan Says:

    Those tams are beautiful

  124. KMJ49 Says:

    Burnsall, Beresford, Buckden…it would be GLORIOUS!

  125. Peggy Chutoi Says:

    Love the patterns

  126. Emily Boyd Says:

    I love Fair Isle! I would use Burnsall, Dent, Gunnerside, and Keld.

  127. Anita Dodds Says:

    For the thistle cardigan I would choose Bainbridge, Arnclef, and Wensleydale. All the colors are beautiful ..

  128. Emily Buckmiller Says:

    I just got back from Scotland a month ago, and I would love love LOVE to have this book and make something to remind me of the beautiful countryside!

  129. Twentytoes Says:

    I love Gunnerside. I’d probably choose it and then choose my other colours to contrast and complement!

  130. E Chak Says:

    I would use Tissington, Arncliffe, Bedale and Litton to knit the Ross cardigan. Love both designs though!

  131. Deborah VonBrutt Says:

    I would love this book!! I have always wanted to knit a beautiful sweate like these. I think I would use the colors as they are shown.

  132. Jan Dymond Says:

    What a legacy it would be to make these patterns up for all my Grandsweeties and Great Grandsweeties so that they can remember their Celtic ancestry after I’m gone, eh? Everytime I knit, I’m aware that my Grandmothers over the centuries made the very same stitch as I do every day; so learning the actual patterns they made would be amazing.

  133. Maryellen C Says:

    All of these colors are great, but I especially love Skipton and Hawes.

  134. Ara Says:

    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.

  135. Lisa Bennett Says:

    So Pretty! I love the mittens and the sweaters are beautiful?

  136. Rose Says:

    It has been a good few years since I have done fairisle designs and the patterns of Martin Storey always catch my eye and tempt me to start another. I would so dearly love to win this book and surprise my Scottish husband with a pattern from his homeland.

  137. Sue Naegels Says:

    Oh no! Choices – such pressure! I love this yarn. I would knit the Scottish Thistle sweater in Tissington and Hubberholme against a background of Arncliffe, or Richmond and Monsal Dale against Buckden. I’m a blue/green fanatic but at this time of year I feel the spicy tones too. Just beautiful!
    It’s been a long time since I did fairisle – decades in fact. I did make 2 fairisle sweaters for myself and I have added colourwork into other projects. It’s high time I started another fairisle project. This book would definitely be the inspiration for me!
    Sue Naegels

  138. Melissa D. Hellman Says:

    I love the patterns, but don’t understand why so many of them are knit flat in pieces, rather than in the round with steeks! That said, I’d probably do the Thistle Cardigan, as shown but with Dove Dale purple in place of the navy.

  139. Robin Says:

    Contact: luvroyarn@att.net

  140. CarolynEll Says:

    I love the Thistle Cardigan! I would use Buckden, Richmond, and Dove Dale. I’m not crazy about the stripes on the sleeves, however, so I would probably eliminate them.

  141. Kathy Spilker Says:

    These are so gorgeous and so classic – worth every moment of knitting time.

  142. cheri Says:

    Love the ross cardigan, the rust and teal colors are perfect

  143. Margery G Says:

    The Ross cardigan with a base color of Keld would be lovely.

  144. Gagabonnie Says:

    Wow, this book looks amazing!,

  145. Alex Says:

    Those are gorgeous sweaters! Right now, I’m thinking Bainbridge, Monsal Dale, and Pendel. Not sure how I’d portion it out, but I’m loving those colors!

  146. Brenda Boyd Says:

    I love the thistle cardigan and would most likely use Buckden and Litton.

  147. Susan Says:

    I’ve heard great things about this book and, of course, would love to win a copy!

  148. Christine Lima Says:

    I’d go for neutrals and tonals, something a bit subtle for those designs would suit me well!

  149. knit sanctuary Says:

    I love the Rose Cardigan! I love the deep red color, so I’d probably keep the colors the same! Rav = misformonkey

  150. Lorrie Dee Says:

    beautiful sweaters! one more thing to add to the list of things I’d love to knit.

  151. 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

  152. Kennis Says:

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

  153. 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.

  154. 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

  155. 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 … :-)

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. Kirsten Says:

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

  159. 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.

  160. 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!

  161. NeedleworkJunkie Says:

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

  162. 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

  163. Heather Burris Says:

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

  164. Carmen N Says:

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

  165. Shannon Says:

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

  166. 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

  167. Vero Ruf Says:

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

  168. Meghan Says:

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

    I’m vernalequinox on Ravelry.

  169. Debbie Saenz Says:

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

  170. Debbie S Says:

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

  171. Patty Says:

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

  172. sara Says:

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

  173. Crystal Says:

    Beautiful colors!! Wish I could do that!!

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