Win a signed copy of This Golden Fleece and a knitting hamper!

In This Golden Fleece, Esther Rutter travels the length of the British Isles to tell the story of wool's long history.

We’ve teamed up with Granta Books to celebrate the launch of This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History. One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of the book, a selection of premium yarn supplied by Uist Wool, a traditional mill based in the Outer Hebrides. The hamper will also include a copy of the pattern for Gairloch stockings, as knitted by Esther in the book, and a set of knitting needles.

Esther unearths fascinating histories of communities whose lives were shaped by wool, from the mill workers of the Border counties, to the English market towns built on profits of the wool trade, and the Highland communities cleared for sheep farming; and finds tradition and innovation intermingling in today's knitwear industries. Along the way, she explores wool's rich culture by knitting and crafting culturally significant garments from our history – among them gloves, a scarf, a baby blanket, socks and a fisherman's jumper – reminding us of the value of craft and our intimate relationship with wool. This Golden Fleece is at once a meditation on the craft and history of knitting, and a fascinating exploration of wool's influence on our landscape, history and culture.

10 runners-up will each receive a signed copy of the book.

Pattern kindly supplied by the Gairloch Museum.

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Discover Britain's knitted history

This competition ended on 17/10/2019

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1 x winner will receive a signed copy of Esther Rutter's This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain’s Knitted History, a selection of premium yarn supplied by Uist Wool, a copy of the pattern for Gairloch stockings, and a set of knitting needles
10 x runners-up will each receive a signed copy of This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History

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  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 17th October 2019.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
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  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
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