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Meeting Another Knitter Via Anne Boleyn and Alice Starmore February 22, 2011

Filed under: Knitting,Knitting patterns,Yarns — Janet @ 1:11 am

  this photo is from this website

It’s an Alice Starmore pattern, originally from her Tudor Roses book.  Today in Tully’s coffee shop I met a person working on a garment with these colours and this pattern.  We got to talking.  I queried her about steeking – not a bother.  She is a confident steeker.  We might get together when I reach that point in my knitting – I need to build up my courage – and contacts – if I am ever going to steek.  Steek=Cut a hole in your knitting=scary.

  image for the Tudor Roses book on Amazon.  Price used starting at $324.  Wow.  I don’t plan to get the book or knit the Anne Boleyn but it is interesting to see what’s out there.  And it was an interesting way to get to talking with another knitter.

I’m not sure where Alice Starmore is now – Europe? the US?  My feelings though are that for a knitting pattern, if I do a pattern, would be to go for one of the patterns in the book I purchased recently from Schoolhouse Press.


Mary Wright’s book is very carefully researched.  The patterns aren’t colourful but there is a rich historic context to them.