This splendid collection of designer handknits features photographs shot in beautiful Northern Ireland. With more than 40 projects, there are pieces suited for every season and shape that take knitters from the beach to the ballroom. Jackson brings a fashion designer’s approach to handknits, showing knitters how simple stitches can create lines and blocks of texture. Traditional yarns—Irish tweeds and linens—and a few exotics materials such as strips of chambray, denim, gingham, and fur are combined to create innovative designs for women, men, and children. Highlighting each design are photographs from locations around Northern Ireland, including Giant’s Causeway, Mussenden Temple, the Mourne Mountains, Queen’s University, the Ulster Folk Museum, and historic Slieve Donard Hotel.
|Product dimensions:||11.30(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Maggie Jackson has had a career in fashion design, and her knit kits have been available in select shops throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. She lives in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
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Maggie's Ireland: Designer Knits on Location based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A place to start, very arty knitting but with some changes could be very wearable.Abbey Sweaters & skirt; connemara sweater; connemara coat; clonakilty skirt & shrug; Kilkenny top, skirt, hat & scarf; bangor cushion; cashel cushion; O'Brien Tablemat; Ballymena Sweater (!); Ballinadee Cardi & waistcoat (!); Aranmore shawl; Inishowen cardi; O'Toole Tablemat; Boyle Cardi, Waistcoat & Apron (!); Sligo Throw & Cushions (!); Bushmill Cushions; O'Connell Tablemat; Ballyconneely Shawl & Sweater; bog of allen cardi & Beanie (!); Kylemore Dress, top & Skirt; botanic doggy coat; Hillsborough top; Peatland cardi & Hat; O'Donaghue Tablemat; Blackrock coat; Guinness cardi; Enniskerry Top; Garbally sweater & hat; murlough bay cardi & pullover; Ballinafad sweater & hat; ardee shell (!); O'Flagherty Tablemat; East Coast Oysters; Berry & Cashel Blue Soup; Wild Atlantic Salmon with COlcannon, crispy seaweed & wild garlic; Wild fowl, root vegetables & a guinness game reduction; cottage cheese with woodland fruits