Simply Shetland 4

Simply Shetland 4 : At Tomales Bay

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Tomales Bay's casual charm makes it the perfect setting for our fall knitting book. As always, we offer traditional Shetland wools knitted up into clothes with a modern, casual look. Eunny Jang's stunning Autumn Rose Pullover takes Fair Isle knitting into the new century, with fitted shaping and a compound angle raglan sleeve. Carol Lapin's tiered Drake's Bay Jacket & Coat and Tomales Bay Skirt once again use traditional yarns in modern ways. This year, we introduce two new yarns. Blended with luxury fibers, both retain the rusticity, coloring and life of traditional Shetland wool while providing a beautifully rich and unexpected "hand." Our SILK & SHETLAND LAMBSWOOL version of the Duxbury Point Pullover turns a finely knit Aran garment into a work of elegance. The character of our SHETLAND LAMBSWOOL & CASHMERE is beautifully showcased in the Olema Turtleneck Pullover and Hat. It is a knitting yarn with all the character expected of Scottish wool with enough cashmere to allow the cozy turtleneck design. This year's collection is by far the most varied of our books. Though we will always love the technique and beauty of an Aran shawl, we also enjoy the excitement of a design like Passive Polka Dots. Enjoy your trip around Tomales Bay. We're sure you'll find something fun to knit and wonderful to wear for years to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 274 x 276 x 10mm | 539.77g
  • Unicorn Books & Crafts
  • Petaluma, United States
  • 96 Illustrations, color
  • 1893063216
  • 9781893063211
  • 812,381

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March 2008 This lovely book is a collection of modern and casual clothes all knitted in traditional Shetland wool. There are twenty projects in the book including a few for men with the richly cabled and shadow-work stripe pullovers. The women's jumpers, jacket and coats are elegant and timeless classics but do not look dated which is perfect for Shetland yarn that will wear very well. There are a couple of star knits in the book but you might, of course, find others that tick your 'must-knit' box. Look out for the Passive Polka Dots jumper which is knitted in dramatic black and the dots themselves are actually holes that reveal the colour of whatever you are wearing underneath. It is very clever and so unusual you might expect only to see such a thing on the catwalk. At the other end of the spectrum there is a fantastic Fair Isle jumper that is full of traditional notes but has a very modern aspect. It has bands of Celtic circles in autumnal tones that look like they are highlighted in the middle thanks to the subtle shade changes. * Knit Today *show more

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