My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm 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. Outlander is amazing, both book and tv show!

  2. Helena Örnehed says:

    What lovely patterns, there are mat I would like to make! The wrap, the capelets, gauntlets etc. And would be very nice presents as well!

  3. My type of knitting.
    Love, love, the sketching of Loki. Maybe you ought to turn that into a business too!


  4. roz thompson says:

    LOVE LOVE Outlander….and LOVE your blog too!!!

  5. I would love to knit some of the patterns in this book. If I started now, I could be warm and cozy for next winter. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

  6. What a wonderful book! I’d love to add it to my collection!

  7. Lovely book!

  8. MizMelly says:

    Yum! those patterns make me want to pick up my needles today!

  9. I have been an Outlander fan since the 1st book. So happy with the show and now knitting patterns. How great is that?

  10. I suppose it goes without saying that I would LOVE to win this book. But I would also love it if someone came up with a Catball for people. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Imagine knitting, reading, napping, or watching movies in a cozy Humanball! Sigh.

  11. Yes, please!

  12. I would love this book! Cables are my favorite. Thanks for the offer.

  13. Thank you for offering up your book. Please consider me.