Susan Crawford, a well-known and beloved designer, has a treat for us! Her new book, Echoes: 24 Modern Knits Inspired by Iconic Women, published by Laine, is a captivating collection of 24 designs inspired and dedicated to incredible women — both real and fictional — who have influenced the designer Susan Crawford’s life. This versatile collection features a variety of styles, techniques and garments.
From Beatrix Potter to Virginia Woolf, Cyndi Lauper to Kate Bush, and many more, Susan Crawford dedicates this collection of designs to these incredible women who have influenced her life. With a large variety of garments and accessories, this book is sure to be a timeless addition to your knitting library.
Susan's designs are reminiscent of heirloom pieces, evoking a sense of treasured possessions passed down through generations. Each knit tells a story, with the fabric itself interwoven with narratives that celebrate the remarkable women who have left their mark on history.
About the Designer:
Susan Crawford is a British knitwear designer, fashion historian and author, known for her work on modernizing 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. Echoes is Susan’s eighth book.
“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