Friday, 30 November 2012

Book Review: Knit Your Own Scotland by Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey

It's St Andrew's Day today so what better day to review my copy of 'Knit your own Scotland' by Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey, published by Black & White Publishing.


It's a fantastic romp through all things Scottish, from the loch ness monster to a knitted Scotch Pie.


One of the things I noticed about this book is that the colours and yarn you use for each project is the same, so if you knit nessie then you can knit the bagpipes with some of your leftovers.


The book features fifteen characters from Scotland including William Wallace, Robert Burns, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Billy Connolly, Andy Murray, Nessie, a Scottish Terrier, Highland Cattle, Sheep, The Saltire, Bagpipes, Chocolate Teacakes, Scotch Whiskey and finally a big Scotch Pie.


The level of details in the knitted characters is fantastic. The face of William Wallace is brilliant and I have looked through the book many times already just marvelling at the dolls.


There are no knitting instructions apart from a guide to abbreviations at the back so make sure the person you buy this for has fully learnt to knit.


It's an excellent present for someone Scottish or anyone who is into novelty knitting. It will raise a smile on everyone's face.


My favourite project from the book is Robert Burns, followed closely by the Bagpipes and they will feature on my ever-growing list of things to knit.


You can buy 'Knit Your Own Scotland' by Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey for the cut price of £7.40 here.


Thanks to Black & White Publishing for sending me this cool book to review.

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