“Time, for a hand knitter, accrues, attenuates, shifts gradually, moving on in its own folds and gathers rather than straight lines.”
Kate Davies thoughtfully reflects on a decade in design in her anniversary collection of eighteen beautiful patterns. Mixing innovative brand-new work like Sterntaucher and Fleckit with classic re-releases such as Carbeth and Paper Dolls, all patterns are written in Kate’s signature clear style across an inclusive size range. There are twelve different pullovers and cardigans to choose from, including simple-to-knit styles such as the Evendoon pullover and cardigan alongside the enjoyable cable challenges posed by Wryit or Tree Tram Tro. Yet Kate’s hallmark is perhaps her work with colour, and this collection abounds with bold designs of many hues, including yoke sweaters, a cosy hoody, mitts, cowl, hats and slippers, and the graphic Sterrie blanket with its simple, contemporary feel.