Kate Davies

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


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Sunset on Ben Lomond. If you like crisp, sunny winter weather as much as I do, today was pretty special.
Over the past few weeks I窶况e been on the receiving end of some odd comments about the 窶忖naverage窶 and 窶忖nrepresentative窶 nature of my body when modelling my designs. I have put my thoughts about such remarks in a blog post linked in my profile. This is a picture of me in 2010, 5 months post-stroke: proud then (as I am now) of my 窶忖naverage,窶 body.
Strathendrick is knitted in 6 shades of our new yarn, Milarrochy Tweed. A blend of 70% wool and 30% mohair, the yarn knits up into a light fabric whose airiness and drape is ideal for this design. Milarrochy Tweed is currently exclusively available in our online shop - West Highland Way club members receive a 10% discount on any purchase!
Good morning! Strathendrick is today窶冱 West Highland Way club design. Named for the landscape where I live, it窶冱 a statement allover sweater in which vintage colourwork combines with a contemporary oversized shape.
Here窶冱 another Carbeth jumper! I knit Buachaille窶冱 two natural greys together to create a humbug marl and cropped this one even shorter than the pattern. If you want to change the length of the jumper too, I窶况e written a wee tutorial to help you figure out how much more (or less) yarn you窶冤l need (up on my blog today). Happy knitting!
Getting excited about Wednesday窶冱 West Highland Way club pattern release! This week窶冱 design is one of my favourites in the collection and features 6 shades of our new yarn, Milarrochy Tweed.
Each week, as part of the West Highland Way club, I share a short piece of writing about our journey. Today窶冱 piece is about the inspiring landscape and people of Craigallian and Carbeth - which also happens to be where I live. I hope you enjoy it!
Worked in five shades of Milarrochy Tweed, with some sneaky purl stitches for added texture (and warmth) the Craigallian mittens and hat are ideal knits through which to explore the colours of *your* local landscape. #virtualwhw
The Craigallian hat and mittens are the first patterns from the West Highland Way club. The designs are named after the 窶彷ire which never went out窶 around which Glasgow窶冱 working people gathered in the 1930s to discuss everything from the Spanish Civil War to Scotland窶冱 burgeoning outdoor movement. If you are interested in the West Highland Way club, subscriptions are available via the link in my profile.
Coo in the frost, on the West Highland Way, for #coosday
Coo on a cold day
Met these boys - one a Stewart, the other a Mackenzie - out on the West Highland Way this morning, on their way to Drymen. Hope you had a good walk, lads!