Echoes by Susan Crawford


Echoes: 24 Modern Knits Inspired by Iconic Women features knitwear patterns dedicated to incredible real and fictional women who have influenced the designer Susan Crawford's life. The icons include authors such as Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf, musicians Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush, activists, artists, garden designers and more.  

This versatile collection features a variety of styles and techniques. It includes cardigans, sweaters, vests, jackets, a dress, shawls, socks, hats, mittens, and even a tie. Susan created the designs to resemble heirloom pieces, well-loved and handed down through generations, with stories interwoven into their fabric.

The book showcases the continuing impact of others on each of us and how inspiration often works: creating layers within layers, echoes within echoes.

"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 is a British knitwear designer, fashion historian and author known for her work on modernising vintage knitwear patterns. She lives in the Lake District in North West England — an area with stunning landscapes that impact her work. Susan is mainly inspired by the stories carried within textiles and the intertwining of history and stitches. Echoes is Susan's eighth book.

  • 232 pages
  • 24 knitting patterns (6 sweaters, four cardigans, three vests, one dress, two shawls, one cowl, two pairs of socks, two hats, one pair of mittens, one tie and one blanket)
  • Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Weight: Approx. 1120 g / 2,5 lb
  • Dimensions: 276 x 211 x 26 mm
  • Printed in Latvia.

Pattern previews are available on both Laine's website as well as Ravelry.

Publication Day: 1 December 2023. 

All images are copyrighted by Laine Publishing.

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