Kate’s online shop stocks yarn, kits, books, and haberdashery.

You can purchase Kate’s individual designs as digital PDF downloads through her Ravelry Pattern Store

If you prefer print, Kate’s most popular designs are now available to purchase as professionally printed pattern booklets through her Magcloud store

Kate’s books and patterns are also stocked by numerous retailers worldwide.

Kate’s books, patterns and other products are distributed in the UK by Kate Davies Designs Ltd and elsewhere by Fyberspates.


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  1. Hello Kate- I purchased the Sheep Heid hat pattern on Ravelry last night, but I am not sure that my PayPal payment went through….or at least I didn’t receive an e-mail confirmation.

    Please do to let me know if you received the order notification. Will you send the pattern or is it downloadable?

    I can’t wait to begin, but I am just beginning to spin….so no hurry. (At least the wool part of it is easy; we raise Shetlands and so have all the colors). I just want to be sure that I will have this beautiful pattern!

  2. Good afternoon,
    I am using adds from an 18th century newspaper to sew clothes for a museum exhibit about runaway servants and slaves. Isabelle Pierce is a convict servant running away in March of 1745. She is wearing a mancks petticoat. I was wondering if you have any sources that might indicate what the material would have looked like or have you even just heard the term mancks cloth. I cannot find a source that mentions the material. I am assuming that the material comes from the Isle of Mann because I did make the connection that Mancks is the old Saxon name for the island and I found references to Mancks-language and Mancks-men. I am also assuming that Manx tweed might have some connection. I am thinking that the material might be a sturdy grey wool ,possibly felted, with weft that is twisted with some color. Do you have any ideas about this material and am I , at least, thinking in the correct direction?


  3. Hi there
    Kate received your book in the post last week. It is informative, beautifully researched and a real treat to look at. I’ve used Jamieson and Smith’s yarns since I was a student in the 60’s and have knitted quite a few shawls especially for my children and grandchildren. Yours is different again and I’m using some Icelandic yarn I bought when I was there some years ago. Thank you for the pleasure your book has given me –and yes — I did see your hat and and recognised the design.
    Best wishes Sue

  4. Just bought your book last night at LInden Hills Yarn in St Louis Park, MN (Minneapolis) Lovely – can’t wait to get started

  5. Hi Kate,

    Can I purchase a knitted jumper from you or do you have an outlet? I’m not exactly knitter material but my girlfriend would look amazing in one of your jumpers.

    Kind regards


  6. I would lika to but the pattern for Northmavine Hood. I read that “you can purchase Kate’s individual patterns as digital PDF downloads through her Ravelry Pattern Store” but i can only find that i can buy the complete ebook, which I am not interested in. Can you please explain how to buy individual patterns??

  7. I am french and fan of your knitting and i hope the translate in french of “colours of shetland” my english is basic and i have this book…
    see you soon

  8. Do the stated kit prices include shipping, or would that be extra depending on the destination? I’m waiting for the Ecclefechan kits to be restocked but wonder whether I need to budget more for shipment to the US. Thanks in advance.

  9. Hi Kate, I purchased sheep head a while back, I can’t find the download anywhere. I have looked on Ravelry where I have bought other patterns of yours Wariston and neep heid but sheep heid it’s not there so I am now thinking I must have bought sheep heid direct from you. Please can you check if you have my details for this pattern.
    Regards and thank you
    Marjorie McLauchlan

  10. Thanks Kate, I have found my pattern sheep heid it was on my iPhone in iBooks.
    I will need to remember to save my patterns on Ravelry from now on then they will be easier to find in the future.
    Love all your designs

  11. I received the ecclefechan-mitts kit today!
    It pleases me so very much!
    Thank you for getting it to me in such a expedient manner.
    The project bag, the lovely printed pattern and the tea is much appreciated.

  12. I have been compulsively checking to see if there will be more of the mitt kits or toatie hottie kits, so I thought I would just ask if more will be available, or if there is no hope. Thanks!

  13. Hello Kate!
    It there a possibility that you’ll sell a “tortoise and hare sweater” knitting kit? I’m from Germany and it’s nearly impossible to get the required yarn. I’ve been to the Blacker Design homepage but it seems they don’t have the colours anymore. In Germany we don’t have comparable yarn, at all. What yarn would you recommend to substitue the Blacker 4ply? That sweater is lovely and I’d be so happy to be able to knit it =)

  14. Thanks for ‘ Yokes’ It’ a wonderful mix of patterns and background histories as well as beautifully photographed…. And it arrived on my birthday!

  15. I know I won’t receive this for Christmas, but had to wait until I had finished shopping for others to see if money was left. Your beautiful designs will be a part of our celebration, however, because I’ve knitted sheepheid for my son and have another one on my needles now. What a joy to have found you!

  16. Kate,

    Do you have a time frame in mind for when the discount codes for the Seven Skeins Club will be sent to newsletter subscribers?
    Just checking….I want to be sure to be ready for the big sign up.

    Thank you,
    Bordergirl on Ravelry

  17. Kate, have tried all morning to get an order through for 7 Skeins. :( my last attempt went completely through the paypal process, then on clicking “pay now” to finalize, the screen flipped back to your checkout. It’s the furthest I’ve gotten todate, and I’m unsure whether the transaction completed or not. Is there any way your team can confirm if my order was received?

    1. I’m wondering the same. I kept getting a “502 Bad Gateway” error whenever I tried to complete my check out process. I got all the way through PayPal and hit complete the order and received the error there as well. Based on my PayPal account, I don’t think any of my attempts worked. I even tried having my boyfriend use his mobile to complete the purchase and he received a card error with my PayPal, but when he completed the process with his own card, he was kicked back to the checkout after clicking “pay now” in Pay Pal, as Annette described above. I’m just worried none of these attempts have worked and I will miss out on joining the club.

      1. I got the exact same error message. I sent an email to Kate’s shop, but haven’t heard back. I DO have confirmation of payment from PayPal AND from Visa, so I really do hope it’s all ok.

  18. Kate, Hi,
    I have tried repeatedly in different ways to purchase a club membership for the last three hours. The membership goes into the cart successfully, however, when I click on the cart to pay the screen goes completely blank and the URL is – about:blank – . How does on remedy this? I am open to suggestions. Thank you

  19. I have been waiting patiently for my discount code so that I could join the club membership. I have been receiving the newsletter for a long time now and I received the mails about the club but have not received the discount code. I see on Revelry that the club is now sold out!!!! Feeling quite cross now.

    1. Hi Geraldine, I’m very sorry about this. If for some reason your code didn’t come through I can only apologise – please feel free to email me on and if a space comes available (there have been a few mistakenly placed duplicate orders) I can reserve it for you (with the discount). Best wishes

  20. I have no code either despite having joined on what I believe to have been the first day, and I have emailed to ask for this to be rectified – with no response. I do realise things will be busy, but I am disappointed.

    1. Hi Greetje,
      we’ve had to temporarily suspend book sales while we deal with the club orders – but I should have the shop back up and running next monday. Sorry about that!

  21. I am sorry if I missed the info in all that is going on with Seven Skeins Promotion, but when will I be able to buy your yarn, just the yarn? I have a great project in mind for your grey tones, and am very excited to get started.

  22. Kate : I received the email link for buachailles first patterns and am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the yarn packages ————Canada is after all a long ways away .Soon I hope . Chris

  23. Dear Kate,

    I thought this might elicit a smile:

    And the Forecast Is . . .
    By Michael Rubiner
    Published: August 5, 2003

    Wednesday in New York: Rain. Heavy at times. Followed by periods of precipitation.

    Thursday: Lingering showers throughout the day. Chance of rain 800 percent.

    Friday: Moist. Damp. Sodden.

    Saturday: Rainish. Showery. Precipitacious.

    Sunday: Light rain followed by heavy rain followed by pouring.

    Monday: Unseasonably rainy in the morning. Uncharitably rainy in the afternoon. Unconscionably rainy in the evening.

    Tuesday: Endless showers broken up by occasional flooding.

    Wednesday: Remember ”Waterworld”? Like that, only with more rain.

    Thursday: Not sunny. The opposite of sunny. Just forget about sunny, O.K.?

    Friday: Clearing just long enough for you to make weekend plans. Followed by obscene amounts of rain.

    Saturday: Take a wild guess.

    Sunday: Incessant, spirit-crushing rain. The kind of rain that makes it futile to get out of bed in the morning. The kind of rain that seems as if it will never end. And guess what? It never will. Ever. Do you understand?

    Monday: Please go away.

    Tuesday: Ample, brilliant sunshine throughout the day. Wait — did I say sunshine? I meant rain. Really hard rain.
    Michael Rubiner is a screenwriter

    Best regards,

    Marcia Huttner

  24. Hi Kate- I just bought your lovely book Buachaille yesterday (and read it cover to cover today). I’d love to get started on one of the projects but don’t see where I can purchase your yarn? I’m in Melbourne Australia. I don’t want to use a substitute so hoping you can tell me where I can purchase it!

    Thank you
    Colleen (

    1. Hi Jennifer, because of their punitive discounting, which affects small publishers and retailers, I prefer not to list my books on Amazon. My book available from my shop ( – I offer reduced shipping rates to the US). Alternatively, my books are also distributed in the US to a large number of yarn and bookstores by my friends at Fyberspates – if you ask your local yarn store to get in touch with Fyberspates they will be able to stock it for you.

  25. Hi Kate
    Have purchased your Echlefecan mitts pattern. Advice on needles please. I have looked for 20cm circular needles in 2.00 and 2.25 but can’t find a 2.25 in this length. What length do you recommend. I have double pointed needles already but am concerned about laddering.

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