Kate Davies - West Highland Way

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This book by Kate Davis and Tom Barr, is inspired by the Scotland's best loved long distance walking route: The West Highland Way.

Kate began by creating a collection of twelve hand-knit designs, each with its own distinctive story to tell. Balanced equally between garments and accessories, you might choose to knit a tweedy cardigan which echoes the mossy palette of Conic Hill, a delicate jumper recalling a favourite plant found on Rannoch Moor, or a shawl sparked by the energy of the Highlands’ first “electric village”.

Each design is paired with an exploratory essay which sets Kate’s designs and inspiration in their richer context. From Rob Roy’s romantic (mis)representation to the beautiful songs of Donnchadh Bàn; from Loch Lomond’s built environment to ways of seeing Rannoch Moor, Kate’s writing reveals the West Highland Way as, first and foremost, a social landscape with an important cultural history. Kate’s words and designs are accompanied by Tom’s stunning photography, depicting the West Highland Way in all seasons of the year.

Why not turn these pages to walk, read and knit with Kate and Tom? Open up this book, join them on their journey, and make your own West Highland Way.

The patterns below have links to the suggested yarns. Just click on the picture to make it larger or click on the yarn to be taken directly that page.

Pattern Recommended Yarn
Myrtle Fyberspates Cumulus
Electric Village Fyberspates Cumulus
3 x Plum, 2 x Onyx, 2 x Pearl
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Altnafeadh Fyberspates Cumulus
1 x Indigo, 1 x Raindrop, 1 x Thistle, 1 x Ethereal
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The Observatory Fyberspates Cumulus
3 x Fyberspates Cumulus Pearl
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