Great Scot!

A Scripted Freelance Writer Writing Sample

Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels have been eagerly awaiting the Starz television adaptation of the first book in the series. Crafty viewers of the show quickly discovered another reason to fall in love: the beautiful knitwear worn by the characters. Shrugs, cowls, capelets, and gauntlets stitched in thick wooly yarns may or may not be historically accurate, but regardless of their authenticity, the garments are striking just the right note with knitters. Costume designer Terry Dresbach wasn't given a lengthy period of time to create the many costumes (and the series involves time-traveling from the 15th century to the 20th century, further complicating costuming) so she purchased finished items from Etsy sellers and contracted with Scottish stitchers to create additional pieces. Find inspiration from the many Pinterest boards, Ravelry groups, blog posts and knit-alongs that have sprouted, then whip up your own chunky designs!


Carol S

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States •

I have a two-track career: I am an attorney currently practicing law with one of the US's largest national law firms. I'm a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where I was Book Review Editor on the Michigan Law Review. One of my first published pieces of writing was my student Note, published in the Law Review. I have also written for trade magazines about legal concepts and small business-related topics, creating accessible and clear articles designed for a nonlegal audience. My second career is as a writer, designer and editor in the craft field. I've had five knitting books published by national publishers like Lark Crafts/Sterling and F&W Media; scores of articles about knitting and other fiber-related topics published in leading magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Creative Knitting, KnitSimple, Noro...

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