Madeline Weston

Madeline Weston and her partner opened their shop The Scottish Merchant in Covent Garden in 1970, and for 20 years it was known as the place in London for buying beautifully made, authentic garments sourced from all parts of the British Isles. Madeline also owned a yarn shop and has done extensive research into traditional knitting patterns; an authority on the subject, she is the author of Country Weekend Knits and Country Weekend Socks. She now lives in Norfolk, UK.


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1.) If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for?
Good health into old age, and then a peaceful end---for myself and all my loved ones.
2.) If you could visit any time, place, or person, when, where or who would you visit?
I wouldn’t mind being in London when Shakespeare was writing his plays, and perhaps get the chance to meet him.
3.) What music, food, drink, toys, etc…do you keep by your side when you're writing?
None of these, but I often have a Tonkinese cat called Koshka sitting on my knee!
4.) Who is or was your favorite pet? What made him/her so great?
My present dog, called Hardy, a yellow Labrador retriever, who was a rescue dog, arrived with lots of problems 6 years ago as a two year old, but has turned out to be a devoted and loving friend, and well trained as well!
5.) What do you enjoy doing the most with your free time?
Free time? What is that? I ride a horse, walk a dog, run a house, and always seem to be busy. I also read and go to the theater as much as possible.

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Country Weekend Knits

Madeline Weston
St. Martin's Griffin

Fashions come and go, but some designs are truly timeless. Country Weekend Knits features a collection of twenty-five classic patterns that showcase the rich...


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