Looking forward to Alice Starmore

I got a $50 Amazon e-certificate, and I'm so excited over what I decided to spend it on. I picked up 2 Alice Starmore books: Fisherman's Sweaters: Twenty Exclusive Knitwear Designs for All Generations and The Celtic Collection: Twenty-Five Knitwear Designs for Men and Women.

Alice Starmore is a Scottish needlework designer. I love everything I see from her, but I've never actually attempted one of her patterns. Her knitting tends to fall into two categories:  multi-color (fair-isle) or cables and textures. The latter is my absolute favorite type of knitting, the more intricate the better.

Many of her best solid color cable patterns are in a book called Aran Knitting, which has been long out of print and is nearly impossible to get.


Why is this book so popular? Here's St. Brigid, one of the most sought-after patterns from the book (imaged borrowed from Flickr user chaika6, I hope she doesn't mind). Beautiful.


If anyone sees this book for under $100 anywhere please please let me know? Thanks. Hey, you may find it in the back corner of Grandma's bookshelf. You never know.