For the book, Emma, Tricia Basham and Juliet Bernard have designed accessories (scarves, hats, mitts,...) based on stitch patterns in the sampler. Emma describes in her Knitter article how she developed her designs, a scarf and a shawl, from one of the sampler stitch patterns.
The project to make use of the sampler has been in progress for a while - in 2016, volunteer Guild members re-knitted some of the stitch patterns as separate squares. Here's one of the two that I contributed. (I wrote a post about knitting the squares here.)
The squares were on display at the Guild convention at the beginning of July - it was fascinating to see them all together and not just my two. The sample knits for A Knitter's Journey were also on display - knitted in ruby-red yarn, as appropriate for the 40th anniversary.
And the sampler itself was also on show. It's now kept on a garden hose reel, so that it's relatively easy to unwind and rewind. At one of the sessions, when we were all (about 80 of us) sitting in rows, the sampler was unwound and the end was passed from person to person until everyone had a stretch of the sampler in front of them. Even then, some of the sampler was still on the reel.
|Emma Vining unrolling the sampler|
|Gladys Jeskins' sampler being passed to Guild members|
I think it will make a very nice scarf - my sister has already placed an order. There are so many possibilities to be explored in the sampler - I'm sure Gladys Jeskins would have been delighted to see it being used as a source of inspiration. And for Guild members, the ebook of A Knitter's Journey is available free from the members' area of the KCG website.