Your mind haes a joy o’creation
laek writin a rhyme — hit’s nae lee —
whin your fingers and wires in relation
maks da colours an patterns agree!
Stella Sutherland, Da Allover
In Allover, Kate Davies has gathered together a colourful collection to capture the joy of stranded knitting. Inside thisbook you’ll find fourteen designs that are bold, playful, and eclectic. Influenced by northern colourwork traditions from Norway and Sweden to Iceland and Shetland, there are fourteen designs to choose from, including graphic hats and mitts and cosy yoke pullovers and cardigans. In Starnkeeker, the familiar monochrome motifs of Selbu accessories are adapted for a colour- blocked Argyle vest, while the Tìoraidh cardigan reveals how a small “filler” motif might become a two tone pattern’s main attraction. Kate encourages you to mix things up as well: many of the patterns are charted and photographed in several different different colourways in patterns that are full of knitterly inspiration and opportunities for play. Whether you are whipping up a jolly pair of Pouzles, or taking your time over a show-stopping piece like Schene, there’s much creative joy to be found in the pages of this colourful book.