The wonderful yarn brand Rooster had asked me to submit some design ideas for the up and coming book they had planned inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and folk. This is one of my favourite looks and couldn't wait to head over to pinterest and begin my folk board. I had two of my designs approved and was very excited to see one of them on the book cover! With floral fairisle, swiss darning and pretty scalloped edging I'm not sure I could be any more in my element!
The yarn is stunning, Almerino DK a composition of 50% baby Alpaca and 50% Merino. The yarn has a colour palette to die for! Beginning with beautiful neutral tones, dusk pastels and acid wash brights the range of colour choice is fantastic and to top it off, these are also available in Almerino Aran!
Originally I was approached by Nicki Trench, a wonderful designer known for her pretty edge and wonderful crochet, the book is a collection of 12 designs for women's wear. Each pattern named after a goddess or woman in folklore, which I think is a perfect little touch. The book includes a wonderful range of techniques from fairisle, intarsia, cables to pretty edging and necklines all available in sizes 8 to 18. I thoroughly enjoyed this project and was elated when I saw my design made the book cover!
It was wonderful to be involved in this book with some other amazing designers, a fantastic yarn company, photographer and stylist (all credited below). Here are a few of the other patterns available in the book designed by Sian Brown, Ruth Maddock and Helen Ardley
Consultant: Nicki Trench/ Photographer: David Merewether/ Styling: Camilla Perkins
Garment Designers: Sian Brown, Emma Wright, Ruth Maddock and Helen Ardley
Pattern Writer: Bronagh Miskelly/ Pattern Checker: Carol Ibbetson
Editor: Marie Clayton/ Book Design: Sharyne Slassi
You can buy the book here from Laughinghens and I have also added my design to ravelry for you to add to your favourites, which one will you be adding to your to do list?