ECHOES: SUSAN CRAWFORD'S NEW KNITWEAR COLLECTION
Echoes: 24 Modern Knits Inspired by Iconic Women includes 24 designs, each of which has been inspired by a woman — some real, some fictional — who have been influential in my life in some way. Women who have changed the way I look at myself, have helped me understand myself, have given me the courage to take risks, and so much more.
The designs in the book have been inspired by women — some real, some fictional — who have been influential in Susan’s life in some way. You can find out more about them in the essays that accompany each pattern.
All patterns in the book are knitted with Susan’s own range of yarns. They are custom blends of British breed sheep, spun in the UK and hand-dyed at Susan’s studio in a former mill. As most of them are standard weight, they can also easily be substituted.
The book’s photos were taken in a fell high above Lake Coniston in the Lake District — a region and national park in North West England, where Susan lives — and the stunning landscape is present throughout the book.
“I hope every knitter will find many things that they wish to knit; that they will turn to this book again and again and that it will become as dog-eared, worn and loved as any novel that has been read and re-read.”
Susan Crawford is a British knitwear designer and author with her own hand-dyed yarn range. She is known for her work on modernising vintage knitwear patterns. Echoes is Susan’s eighth book.
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Let's take a closer look at the wonderful patterns in Susan Crawford'supcoming book Echoes.
Lauper is a versatile accessory — a neck tie, head scarf, hair bow or belt that can be worn in a multitude of ways, adding personality to any outfit. The pattern was inspired by the 1980s pop star Cyndi Lauperand her wild, eclectic and fun style.
Gaskell - The English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) wrote about social issues affecting the working class and created strong female characters. This all-over cabled cardigan dedicated to her reflects the knitwear of the late 1800s.
Virginia - Virginia Woolf’s novels have been part of Susan’s life since she was a teenager and in turn, Virginia’s tragic life became a fascination too. The Virginia vest was inspired by a coat worn by Virginia Woolf in several photographs, made of a dark fabric that has a repeating woven pattern on it in a paler colour.
Parallel Lines - Debbie Harry with her band Blondie was one of Susan’s idols when growing up, and their album Parallel Lines was rarely off her record player. Therefore it seemed only right that this inspirational album would be the source for these socks, which feature a series of vertical columns on each side.
Gertrude - The two colourways of the Gertrude vest were inspired by the work of Gertrude Jekyll, a garden designer who from 1881 until her death in 1932 designed more than 400 gardens. She pioneered the use of different colour schemes to create moods and atmosphere.
Vita - The Vita cardigan embraces this vision of an English country garden: the variety of colours mixed with methodical planting schemes. The pattern was inspired by the author and poet Vita Sackville-Westwho, along with her husband, created stunning gardens in Sissinghurst Castle where they lived.
Brontë - The Brontë shawl is Susan’s love letter to the Brontë sisters, the novelists Emily, Charlotte and Anne. The Brontës lived in the 19th century, at a time when shawls were a staple outer garment in a woman’s wardrobe: everyday shawls would be knitted from hand-spun wool and made large enough to wrap around the body.
Dodie - The Dodie cardigan was inspired by the author Dodie Smith (1896–1990), and it can be worn on its own or as a twinset with the Mortmain sweater for maximum vintage appeal. Dodie is a traditional yoke cardigan knit in the round bottom up with a centre-front steek.
Agatha - The Agatha mitts are inspired by Agatha Christie’s books – especially the amateur sleuth and knitter Miss Marple. These fingerless mitts are knitted from the cuff in the round, using a lovely repeating colourwork motif.
Förlag: Laine Publishing
24 knitting patterns (6 sweaters, 4 cardigans, 3 vests, 1 dress, 2 shawls, 1 cowl, 2 pairs of socks, 2 hats, 1 pair of mittens, 1 tie and 1 blanket)
Format: 232 sidor, hård rygg, 276 x 211 x 26 mm, 1120 g
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