My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Highland Knits

Are you a fan of the Outlander series on Starz? Then you might like this book:


This is Highland Knits, Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series by Interweave. It’s a collection of 16 patterns that, as the subtitle indicates, are inspire by the costumes in the series. You can view all the patterns here on Ravelry.

And you can download one of the patterns, the Sassenach Cowl, free, here.


You can purchase the book in paperback or in ebook format. If you buy from the Interweave store, you can get a 20% discount on the price through the month of April by entering the code OUTLANDER20 at checkout.

The patterns are all for accessories: cowls, shawls, handwarmers, socks, boot toppers. Some are very quick knits since they are worked in bulky yarns.

This sock pattern, Standing Stones Socks are knit in aran weight yarn:


They’d make a nice pair to wear around the house in the winter — aran weight socks would definitely keep your feet warm.

And I like these Herb Garden Gauntlets, knit from worsted weight yarn:


These would also work up quickly and make a nice quick gift.

So who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in the drawing to win my copy of Highland Knits, leave a comment on this post by noon next Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Meanwhile at home, I am still plugging away on my Stained Glass Cowl. No photo until I am done!

And I’m playing with sketching apps for my iPad. Does this little guy look familiar?



  1. You’ve had some very interesting books to review. Again, I hope I win! 🙂
    And the sketching app produces nice results.

  2. Another interesting book. I like that Woodland Hooded Wrap – it reminds me of a hooded scarf I have, except that the Woodland is Much Much Nicer!

  3. I would love to win this book!
    Lilie´s last blog post ..Blue and White Socks – DONE!

  4. Kim Osborne says:

    Would love to win this ! Thank you very much for the opportunity!

  5. Mary Beth says:

    I love Outlander in all its forms – including knitting patterns!

  6. Jennifer B says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! Those patterns look awesome!

    And do tell about the sketching apps too – which one did you use for the picture in your post??

  7. I would love to win this book! I love the patterns!
    Pat Hensley´s last blog post ..Showing Good Manners

  8. Jude Lynch says:

    Being a Celt, myself, I love these patterns! Would love to be able to make some of these lovelies for my family!!

    Thanks for posting!!


  9. This would be a great addition to my knitting library!

  10. Sandra Kerr says:

    This collection keeps showing up on my ravelry page. I’d love to own it! And I’m really looking forward to the new cowl.

  11. I love the knits from the Outlander series. I think my favourite pattern is the Healer’s Hands Gauntlets. Although I’d knit several of them! Thanks for offering your review copy to a lucky someone!

  12. I LOVE Outlander and plan to go to Ireland and Scotland this year. I would love to have the book so I can be properly attired!

  13. Thanks for all of the opportunities you share to win a great book!
    Loki looks classy and highly esteemed!! Thanks always!

  14. Ginger Klein says:

    I’m a fan of Outlander!

  15. Deborah Smith says:

    Would love this book.

  16. Rebecca Jones says:

    A copy of this would be fantastic!

  17. aye, sign me up for the give-a-way!!!!! thanks!!!!!

  18. Birgit Rosenberg says:

    Outlander rocks!

  19. Annette Dufek says:

    The gauntlets are beautiful. Looks like a great book.

  20. Amanda U says:

    Oh, I’d love a copy of this. I’ve been eyeing it for a few days now.

  21. Carrie Clinton says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I read Outlander when it first came out and talked many a friend into reading it also. The series is very well done!

  22. I would love a copy of this book. Great gift patterns and I have a lot of Outlander fans in my family.

  23. Cindy Lynne says:

    I’m an Outlander fanatic and would love to win this!

  24. Beautiful cable work! Love!

  25. I love the series, and have read all the books as well as watched the first series a few times. I’m saving the second series for a marathon once it’s mostly out. I’d love to be in to win.
    Rachelle Crosbie´s last blog post ..Falling off bikes is bad for you

  26. yolanda v says:

    I’d love to win!
    Standing Stone Socks would be the first thing I would knit…

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Does Jaimie come with the gauntlets??! Would love to own this!

  28. Teresa R. Roberts says:

    I love the books. I love the show. I’m sure I’ll love the patterns. Thanks so much!

  29. Wendy, you are incredibly generous, offering us all your review copies! Who wouldn’t want this one?

  30. great stuff in there!

  31. Aye! I’d love to have this book. I love the series of books and the show as well. My sister is into historical recreation of this period in Ga and SC which, we have discovered , is probably where our family arrived in America from (you guessed it) Scotland! I’d love to be able to knit her the healers hands mitts. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  32. Peggy Pennell says:

    This looks like a great book – I still remember being amazed at all the hand knits in the show the first season … that was inspiring!

  33. Thanks so much Wendy for offering this book. I would love to have it!

  34. Looks like a great book! I would love to win it.

  35. Alexandra Woods says:

    Love the Outlander series, loved the original books more! This sounds like another great book! Thanks for the opportunity again. Alex

  36. I watch the show mostly for the knits. That’s what I tell my husband anyway.

  37. kathleen in wisconsin says:

    I would love to try some of the Outlander patterns.
    Thank you.

    irishgirl1 ravelry

  38. The socks and the gauntlets look fun.

  39. The book looks really neat! Love the sketch/photo of Loki;O))

  40. Teresa C says:

    Those gauntlets look lovely.

  41. These look fabulous! Please pick me! Please!! Also, do you have any plans to knit any of these (or design some)? Your designs are so good that I’d rather wait for yours if you’re interested in doing something like this.

  42. Lauren Kowalczewski says:

    Ohhhhh, would I love that book?!?!?!! YES. I knit socks but those Standing Stones socks would really keep my feet warm in our Michigan winters. What beautiful patterns. I really would love to win the book and knit for my family.
    Your sketch of Loki is amazing! Great job.

  43. Sarah Fuller says:

    I would love this one!


  44. Always a fan of Loki. I’d love the book, too.

  45. I’d love to get this book…putting it on my wish list. Thanks for the giveaway!
    alikat2004 on Ravelry

  46. I’d love to win this! I love the Outlander books, but haven’t been able to watch the tv series yet.
    Amanda Price´s last blog post ..Cover Reveal: Hidden World by A.G. Liam

  47. I love all the chunky knits in the series!

  48. I’d like to win the Outlander knits book.

  49. Would love to win this book! Sketching app works very well. Standing Stones–yum! Thanks for the opportunity.

  50. Shelley Dawson says:

    Love your blog posts. Would love this book and all it’s patterns.

  51. I’don’t love to knit the aran weight socks. Living in Michigan requires very warm socks; inside and out.

  52. I’d love to knit the aran weight socks. Living in Michigan requires very warm socks; inside and out.

  53. I can`t wait to see the cowl I wish there had been pictures I`ll be a good girl and wait. Love the look of that book too. Has a huge Outlander fan for the past ten years I love the program and the clothles are just amazing to me.

  54. Love the patterns in this book, especially the socks!

  55. I love outlander. Would love to win the book thanks for the chance

  56. Mary Tole says:

    Great sketch. I loved the book. Thanks again for another opportunity to win a lovely pattern book.

  57. Love the patterns, love Outlander, love knitting inspired by out Outlander!! Aran weight socks sound intriguing though… Thanks!!

  58. Gina Zahra says:

    I love the knits in this book!!!

  59. Alice Moisen says:

    I loved the books! It would be fun to knit something to remind me of the pleasure they provided

  60. I’ve loved the books for years…so glad they finally decided to film it! All the costumes are so beautiful, especially the knits!

  61. Read all the Outlander Books,I watch the TV series and now a book of knits. What’s not to love about that. Thank you for the chance to win the book. Very much appreciated. Love the picture of Loki.

  62. The book looks like fun. (I don’t think the link to download the cowl is correct.)

  63. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  64. You drew that picture of Loki on an iPad? I am very impressed with your skill.

  65. Another give-a-way, Sweet!

  66. Another book with fabulous patterns. Thanks for offering your copy.

  67. I love all things Outlander! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  68. Love it , now looking up sketching app

  69. Some very interesting patterns. Appreciate your sharing the opportunity to own this book.

  70. I really would like to win this! Thanks for another great opportunity.

  71. I love Outlander and knitting – a perfect fit!

  72. Beth Holt says:

    Would love to knit items that reflect my heritage.

  73. I love the Outlander style and would like this book. Probably not proficient enough to finish the projects, but would love to try.

  74. I love Outlander, but have to satisfy myself with the books, since I don’t have Starz. Please enter me in the drawing.

  75. There are definitely some pretty things there!

  76. Kira Masnica says:

    I am on book four of the series and can’t wait the next season to start this month. I would love the book! Thank you for all you do for the world of fiber arts!

  77. Gorgeous looking patterns, and I love Outlander! Commenting! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Melanie J.´s last blog post ..The Annual Wake-Up Call

  78. Heather Koncz says:

    I loved the Outlander books, and I think there is a new one out about Jamie. I would love this knitting book!

  79. Shirley Gallagher says:

    I would love to win this book. Outlander is a favorite series of mine.

  80. JillSusan says:

    Great image of your sweet kitty. Yes, sign me up for the book.

  81. I’d love to win this book.

  82. Outlander is the best series of books and TV ever!

  83. patricia says:

    Count me in. Thanks for the offer!

  84. It would be so lovely to win this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  85. Amy Badger says:

    I think aran weight socks would make excellent house shoes. And all the cables are excellent

  86. Its very kind of you to offer this book as a prize and I would love to win it. My granddaughter and I are great fans of Outlander and I could keep her dressed all year with the patterns from this book. Thanks again for the chance.

  87. I love the sketch of Loki.

  88. Yarntramp says:

    My first comment disappeared. Hi Wendy!

  89. Sandra Jones says:

    This book sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  90. Cindy Ferver says:

    I love the books, I’ve had them for more than 10 years and reread them occasionally. I enjoy the series also.

  91. The book looks great, would love to have. Thank you Beautiful kitty ❤️

  92. Heather Hamilton says:

    I’ve been really interested in this book! Now of course, I must take a second look. 🙂

  93. cynthia Stubbs says:

    I ♡ Outlander and history comes to life. The scene where he spanks her got a conversation started about how different the world was for women! We rarely appreciate what we have. But then they had a strong knit community. If she had been captured they would risk thier lives to save her. Oh, SWOON

  94. cynthia Stubbs says:

    I meant to say the projects were beautiful. Not as pretty as the cat!

  95. Phyllis Holder says:

    My favorite tv show! Would love to knit a pattern from the book.

  96. Oooh, pick me, please! Thank you!

  97. Longtime lurker and admirer of all things floofy (I used to own two Maine Coons) commenting for a chance to win said book.

  98. Love the Outlander books. Unfortunately I don’t have Starz, so I haven’t been able to watch the show. The pattern book looks lovely. I hope I win it! 🙂

  99. Thanks for this opportunity!

  100. Thanks for the opportunity.
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