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Knit with Me
Knit with Me

Knit with Me

A Mother & Daughter Collection

By Gudrun Johnston, Illustrated by Maya Durham, Photographs By Carrie Bostick Hoge


76 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $26.00 (US $26.00) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: December 2012

ISBN 9780985299026

Rights: WOR

Quince & Co. (Dec 2012)

Price: $26.00


A mother daughter collection of twelve seamless designs from Gudrun Johnston (aka The Shetland Trader). This book features seven sweaters and five accessories sized from teen to adult, including a "first sweater" for new knitters.


"In my opinion [Gudrun is] the best handknitting designer out there. Her designs are creative, elegantly shaped without being fancy, deceptively simple by which I mean 'knitterly' a term that means clever and fun to knit!" —Mary Jane Mucklestone, author, 200 Fair Isle Motifs

Author Biography

Gudrun Johnston was born in Shetland in the 1970s while her mother, Patricia Johnston, was running the successful knitwear design company, The Shetland Trader. Thirty years later – and now living in the United States – Gudrun has followed in her mother’s footsteps, making a name for herself among a new generation of knitwear designers, and has revived the use of The Shetland Trader name. She has been published in several prominent magazines online and travels frequently to teach in the United States and abroad. Gudrun often includes aspects of her Shetland heritage in her designs, mostly utilizing traditional lace patterns in a contemporary context. She loves to design using seamless construction and is always adding new techniques to her seamless knitting skills.