Cross-Country Knitting Volume 1

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Published by:
Jen Arnall-Culliford
Published:
3/26/2014
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
20 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Crafts & Hobbies
Tags:
Bruton, Cross-Country Knitting, Excelana, Jamieson and Smith, Jen Arnall-Culliford, JenACKnitwear, Kate Davies, knitting, Machrihanish, Tank top, Vest

Cross-Country Knitting was born from the idea that, from their opposite ends of the UK, Kate and Jen might challenge each other to work from the same brief: creating two patterns that speak to their individual strengths as designers, but which also work together as a pair. Their first cross-country challenge was to create a man’s sweater that was functional, wearable, and would appeal to contemporary masculine tastes. Jen decided on a zipped hoody with a twisted stitch motif and neat once-piece construction. Kate decided on a classic and colourful Fairisle vest, knit in the round with steeks. Jen’s hoody is named after the Somerset village of Bruton (where its recipient, Jim, went to school) Kate’s vest is named after Machrihanish, a village on the Argyll coast. The e-book also includes a feature article by Jim Arnall-Culliford (aka Veuf Tricot) exploring the perils of giving and receiving hand-knits, plus a cut-out-and-keep Cross-Country Knitting gift tag to attach to your work.

Cross-Country Knitting Volume 1