Echoes by Susan Crawford

Echoes by Susan Crawford

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24 Modern Knits Inspired by Iconic Women features knitwear patterns dedicated to incredible women — both real and fictional — who have influenced Susan Crawford's life; such as authors Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf, musicians Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush, and also photographers, activists, artists, businesswomen and more. Each design is accompanied by an essay discussing its inspiration and why they have been so important to Susan.

This versatile collection features a variety of styles and techniques. It includes cardigans, sweaters, vests, jackets, and a dress, as well as shawls, socks, hats, mittens, and even a tie. Susan intended the designs to resemble heirloom pieces, well-loved and handed down through generations, with stories interwoven into their fabric. The book showcases the continuing impact of others on each of us, and how inspiration often works: creating layers within layers, echoes within echoes.

“Every piece of this collection is carefully intertwined with the next: stories, inspiration, colours and yarns are all different yet connected, creating a knitted tapestry, echoes of each one woven together. I hope you enjoy knitting them as much as I have done!”

Susan Crawford is a British knitwear designer, fashion historian and author, known for her work on modernising vintage knitwear patterns. She lives in the Lake District in North West England — an area with stunning landscapes that also impact her work. Susan is particularly inspired by the stories carried within textiles and the intertwining of history and stitches.