by Susan Crawford

13 new HAND KNIT designs inspired by The Vintage Shetland Project

Susan's designs have long been associated with a vintage aesthetic but how to translate that into your everyday wardrobe can sometimes be difficult. In Evolution, Susan has taken inspiration from the vintage garments she studied and recreated in The Vintage Shetland Project and translated them into highly wearable, contemporary pieces; designed to be worn and fun to knit.

Each design is modelled by Susan, exploring her own evolution after a double mastectomy as a result of breast cancer and also turning 50. These powerful images are modelled by Susan without prosthesis to hopefully normalise an often hidden result of surgery.

Thirteen contemporary, highly-wearable, Fair Isle or lace designs for women featuring design and pattern elements from The Vintage Shetland Project but with a modern fit and contemporary styling making them perfect for your every day wardrobe.

There are a range of designs in the collection including sweaters, cardigans, hats, shawls, socks and mittens featuring stranded colourwork and lace stitch patterns.

All garment patterns have been written to fit from 28 inch (70cm) to 62 inch (155cm) chest.

 Second Edition

Published by Susan Crawford Vintage
Softback (192 pages)
ISBN: 978-0957228641


Yarn kits are available for all designs in the Evolution collection with a discount on each kit purchased compared to purchasing the yarn separately. Visit the Evolution Yarn Kit page for details of all the kits currently available.


Find out more about the designs featured in the collection

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