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Journey Review and Giveaway | Celtic Cast On

I’m excited to be able to review another book from Marian Rae Publications


by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Journey is an aesthetically pleasing coffee table book featuring 6 knit designs.

Each design is captured beautifully by Nicholas Kupiak’s stunning photography.

The designs include: Climb, a modern take on the classic work sock.

Spate, a delightfully textured pair of fingerless gloves with a flip top option for those extra chilly morning’s.

Onward, a triangular shawl with a modern flare. This shawl is knit from worsted weight yarn and would be the perfect wrap to cosy up under this winter.

and Swift, a fun lacey toque with lots of texture.

I was especially taken by both garments in the book.

 Antrorse, designed by Shannon, is that cosy sweater you want to curl up in with a good book, romp around the woods, or enjoy a fun day out in, Basically if you want cosy yet stylish this is the sweater for you.

 Inland designed by Jane. the bulky cardigan that I could live in. It’s safe to say I’m pretty much always cold and I could be completely content to live warmly in this cardigan for the rest of my days.

I could see myself in both of these everyday with my favourite pair of boots but I am having such a hard time choosing colours and yarns.

For Antrorse I keep coming back to this palette:

The two on the Left are Quince and Co Osprey in Kumlien’s Gull and Honey. The two on the right are Cascade Cloud in Golden and Cinnamon. I could see myself wearing this one in colour and in something more neutral so its taking me some time to decide which of these four colours, if any, I want to go with it.

For Inland I really love the neutral look that will go with anything.  I’m thinking a very pale grey like

Quince in Co Puffin in Iceland although I do love the orginal colour it was knit in as well. I just can’t choose.

Oh decisions! What colour would you knit Antrorse or Inland in?

Journey is available for purchase on Ravelry and Marian Rae Publications with options to purchase the hard copy, digital copy, both hard and digital or individual patterns on Ravelry

Thank you so much to Marian Rae Publications for providing me with a copy of the book for review.

 Jane and Shannon have generously offered an ebook copy of Journey to giveaway to one lucky reader. In order to be entered please leave a comment telling me something memorable about a Journey you have taken.

Comments will be open until midnight Monday the 9th of December.

Good Luck!