Friday, October 21, 2016

Knitting for the Outdoors

Knitting for the Outdoors

Merino Handknits for Active Kiwis

Gillian Whalley-Torckler

Photography by Darryl Torckler

Publication date: October 2016, Bateman - RRP $34.99 

30 quick-to-knit, practical designs that look good on anyone, anywhere… 

• Nothing beats wool for warmth and comfort if you are out in the elements, for leisure or working. 

• New Zealand has some of the best merino, the ultimate yarn for outdoor wear, for handknitting. 

• Gillian Whalley-Torckler uses this wonderful wool to create soft, warm, light and breathable hats, gloves, scarves and vests. 

• Designed to appeal to men and women, girls and boys.   

This is Gillian Whalley-Torckler’s second knitting book — her first was Hats to Knit (2016) — but she has written 14 in all, on diving, sea creatures and the environment. Whatever she is doing, her needles, hooks and yarn are never far away and her love of design and the creativity of knitting come through in the gorgeous knits in this book. The photographs are by her husband, outdoor photographer Darryl Torckler.
Both Gillian and Darryl, along with their two boys, are based in Warkworth, north of Auckland.

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