The Book of Haps – Uncia

Today I can finally reveal to you my design for Kate Davies’ The Book of Haps

Uncia is an unusually shaped shawl, based on a 1/12th arc shape and inspired by Gothic and Romanesque cathedral architecture.

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Photos by Tom Barr

The pictures for the book were taken on Calton Hill, Edinburgh (not far from where I live, in fact!)

I developed the cable and lace patterns based on cathedrals I visited last summer whilst travelling around France and Germany (in particular: Koln, Mont Saint-Michel and Carcassonne). It was a very fun challenge to try to capture the essence of these buildings in knitted stitches, and it’s probably something I’ll come back to in the future.

Here’s a few pictures of Uncia that I took myself, to show a little of the detail in the lace edging…

 

It was a real honour to be asked to contribute to this book, and to be featured amongst such a wonderfully varied and illustrious group of designers. Thanks to Kate and Jen, and all the team involved in bringing this book to life!

We’ll be having a book launch at Kathy’s Knits, Edinburgh, on Saturday June 11th (which coincides with the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl!). Kate, Jen and myself will be there, along with some of the hap samples, and we’ll be signing copies of the book, so if you’re in/near Edinburgh, please do come along!

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4 thoughts on “The Book of Haps – Uncia

  1. It’s a beautiful design, and I am so happy I pre-ordered the book! There are so many beautiful designs I want to make, and yours is on the top of the list.

  2. Hi there
    I’m travelling from Winnipeg to Scotland on Monday & my daughter who is a “rabid” knitter, has asked me to pick up a copy of the book. Unfortunately I will be in Glasgow that Saturday but hope you could put a copy aside so I could pick it up the following weekend. It would be so incredible if that could happen. Thanks.
    Nuala

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