Kate Davies

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Author and designer posting from Scotland's beautiful West Highland Way

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Love this beautiful version of my “Oa” hoody, knitted by @johannazetterqvist in Buachaille shades Haar, Islay, and Yaffle.
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In my happy place.
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#lochlomond #swimming #openwaterswimming #coldwater #coldwaterswimming #dogs #bobby #scotland #igersscotland #insta_scotland #outdoorswimmingsociety
“Blue can evoke melancholy, or it can signify excess. In German, blue suggests drunkenness; for Brits of a certain generation, an obscene joke will always be a blue one, and for Australians, blue can mean an argument. You can scream blue murder, or you can have the blues.” In today’s blog post: what’s your favourite kind of blue?
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I’ve been out swimming in Loch Lomond! With thanks to everyone who left encouraging comments or practical advice about wetsuits, I’ve written a post about my experiences trying them out. (Link in bio 👆)
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Worked on larger needles, Milarrochy Tweed knits up into a wonderfully light and airy fabric ideal for summer shawls like Traigh. The yarn transforms quite radically during blocking, and I love the way the tweedy neps pop out over a more open gauge.
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Combining a nineteenth-century lace edging with a contemporary shallow shape, Traigh (meaning beach or shoreline) is a perfectly simple summer knit. Pattern on Ravelry, kits in the shop, and a special offer now heading for the inboxes of newsletter subscribers!
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A shawl for simple, summer knitting? Pattern arriving tomorrow.
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Do you read @selvedgemagazine? Focusing on my new book, Handywoman, there’s an interview with me in the new issue, out next week. Thanks, Polly! .
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Bobby & me.
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I’m really pleased to welcome @janehunterart to the KDD team! As well as being responsible for the yarn and books you order, Jane is an extraordinarily talented artist whose work invites you to look at Scotland’s landscape with fresh eyes. Welcome, Jane!
A (loch) Fyne day.
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We made a wee film of me swimming  in Carbeth Loch (definitely my  new obsession!) On my YouTube channel, or link in my bio.
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#swimming #wildswimming #openwaterswimming #carbeth #carbethloch #scotland