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Alison Crowther Smith & Donna Jones – Elements
Alison Crowther Smith is one of our most popular workshop teachers, with her courses often selling out in record time. When we heard she was working on a new book with fellow designer Karen Jones, we were delighted – and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Elements is a knitting collection that expresses the spirit of our own British landscapes throughout the seasons. Twenty four designs by knitting collaborative Smith & Jones, capturing romance, comfort, folk-art – and stylish, timeless grace.
It will take you on a journey through a year in the British landscapes where the two authors live and work, echoing the English and Welsh land and seascapes where each designer finds herself to be in her element. This collection captures the elements of weather and seasons, but at its heart it is close to home, drawing you into the comfort of home and garden throughout the year. Alison regularly teaches many of the techniques used in these patterns at Spin A Yarn – have a look at our Workshops Page if you’d like to meet her and learn some amazing skills.
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The designs range in complexity, from straightforward easy knitting to projects that offer more of a challenge, and are suitable for knitters with basic to more advanced levels of expertise. Those wishing to develop their abilities further will benefit from the full colour photograph technique section, in which the designers clearly show you how to develop new skills.
Knitted in beautiful Rowan yarns, ‘Elements’ includes 24 hand knit designs, including accessories, garments and home-wares. ‘Elements’ is a striking collection, moving from beautiful folk-art inspired comfort, to spare and elegant style as the two designers lead you into their creative worlds. And finally, it is a true example of the whole definitely being greater than the sum of its parts: two designers in one inspiring book.