Colours of Shetland

So, here’s a bit of information about what has been occupying my hands and brain for the past few months! I can also tell you that, all being well, it will be published (in print form) on November 30th. Whoop! If you’d like to have a good look at the whole collection, I’ll be taking the Colours of Shetland trunk show to Jamieson and Smith HQ next Monday evening, and then to the Glasgow University Hand Knitted Textiles Public Study Day on Thursday 18th. If you’d like to come to the latter event, please register here (click the ‘public study day’ tab). I’ll also be speaking at the University’s ‘Economies and Cultures of Design’ seminar the following day.

Excitement is definitely building here!! Mel and I will shortly be leaving for Shetland!

83 Comments on “Colours of Shetland

  1. Oh my goodness how exciting! That’s a beautiful cardigan and I’m champing at the bit awaiting the other patterns!

  2. I so wish I were there at Wool Week, but I will certainly be there in spirit. I’ll also be waiting with my finger poised above the keyboard to buy your book when it is released. Congratulations on the book & much luck & fun for you & Mel at Wool Week.

  3. stuck here in Canada I Never get to go to any of the fun stuff :~{ whine whine whine
    so very beautiful the cardigan
    need to get your book when possible
    enjoy your trip
    Donna

  4. How exciting!! I would love to hear you speak but am based in London – unless you have plans to head south? Or would you be doing any events elsewhere in the UK or around Edinburgh?

  5. Oh I can tell it was worth being in wool world for you!!
    Looking forward to buying my very own copy of your book:::::::::thanX for all your hard work x-x-x

  6. OMG !! Will it be available on download too ??????? (please think about your French fans !)

  7. Bravo! Cheering from thousands of miles away (too far for the noted events).

  8. I can’t wait to see these sweaters and accessories. Your work is always so beautiful and I also love reading the background on your knits. It is the perfect combination.
    so when will I be able to buy my own copy and would it also be available on my ipad

  9. Well done on getting the book out! I can’t wait to see it! Love your Orla Kiely dress too….

  10. So very exciting! I am just about to finish my 2nd stranded sweater using J&S in 3 months – so can’t wait to see the book and do several more!

  11. It’s just absolutely stunning how the colours of the wool reflect the colours of the landscape in that picture!! I am really excited, Kate!

  12. First, let me say that that cardigan is gorgeous! I love it. Love it. Huge congratulations, Kate! I can’t wait to hold you book in my hands, read your essays, and knit your designs. I am so excited!

  13. Congratulations and celebrations, indeedy-do!!!!!!! ditto above comments and I know what’s going on my Christmas list!!

  14. Terrific! I hope the book can be bought on the far side of the Atlantic as soon as it comes out.

  15. This is indeed , waaay better than I had imagined that was happening. A real book? hhhhh….Huzzah !!!!!!!!!

  16. Dear Kate,

    I’m so happy for you that the project you’ve worked so hard on is now coming together like this.
    The cardigan is lovely, and I definately will be ordering the book when it’s published. xxx

  17. What a beautiful cardigan, look forward to seeing more from the book.

    I’ve signed up for the public study day in Glasgow, it looks so interesting – thanks for posting about it, I would never have known otherwise.

  18. Wow – I was expecting a new design, perhaps, but a whole new book? Congratulations!

  19. Congratulations! And…can’t wait to place an order for my own copy (and hmmm…some yarn to go with it?) Hooray, Kate!

  20. Wonderfull! It’s a so great news! i’m excited waiting for the paper edition. Can i buy the book from spain?? Where?? I’m completely sure it will be beautiful, interesting and absolutely amazing!

  21. Totally beautiful and timeless. I cannot wait to see the rest of your book. Jan

    • I second that request! :) I love your designs and can’t wait to get your new book. I know it will be wonderful!

  22. Two months away?! Oh my…
    It will be my Christmas present to myself.
    Congratulations!

  23. How exciting!! Hope I get to see a sneak peek of the book on Monday night at the Wool Brokers!

  24. Congratulations on your project! The cardigan is so beautiful, just what I have been looking for! Cannot wait till the collection is published.

  25. You’ve been a busy elf … wondrously, gloriously busy! Can’t wait to see the results … the teaser above is great. And Kristin Nicholas? I’d say you’re in grand color company. :)

    I’m voting for a Kate Davies world domination tour. And don’t forget your little dog, too!

  26. How VERY exciting. Your designs always take my breath away…can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with for your book. And a book…WOW. I’ll need to add that to my collection. Congratulations. You deserve every success. xo

  27. oh I wish I lived your way so I could be there – I love your new cardigan and know what I will be knitting this summer…..

  28. WOW and YOUSA! What a wonderful christmas present you have for us!!!
    Thanks for all the hard work.

  29. I LOVE that cardigan. Reminds me, in a very good way, of knitwear my sister had in the 70s. It’s so beautiful. And I love the colours.

  30. Wonderful, wonderful…. I am ready and waiting to start knitting!!! May the week ahead be everything you would wish…

  31. Oh, Kate! How exciting! I can’t wait but of course will have to, just like my children on Christmas Eve.

  32. Congratulations! What a fantastic achievement! I can hardly wait to see it, the sweater on the cover is wonderful! Well done, Kate!

  33. That’s a beautiful sweater. I might have to brave colorwork and steeking at last! Congratulations!

  34. The cardigan is utterly wonderful. I can’t wait to see the whole collection!

  35. Congrats Kate! Cannot wait to see it , have fun in Shetland.
    Best wishes x

  36. Dear Kate,
    I can’t wait to get the book too and hope it will be available as a download. Everything I’ve made that you designed works! I mean, the garment fits and is beautifully designed and the colors are delicious too. Congrats and I’m really happy you are feeling so healthy? Brava!

  37. Congratulations! The book looks wonderful. Hope it will be available in the US soon. It’s been great to see your creativity unleashed!

  38. I can’t wait to own my very own copy! What a blessing you are to so many :)

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