If you wake up tomorrow and decide to knit your country avoid the landmarks. Take it from two women who have tried. For them the Forth Rail Bridge proved to be a span too far but the Scotch pie, Tunnocks teacakes and Andy Murray turned out beautifully. Two costume designers, Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey have published Knit Your Own Scotland with patterns for some of the best Scottish icons, ranging from a highland cow to Billy Connolly and his banana boots.

Competition Time! Three free copies of Knit Your Own Scotland, worth £9.99 are being offered by Avocado Sweet and Black & White Publishing. Just follow @avocadosweet on twitter and then tweet us the message ‘Knit Your Own Scotland’. Three winners will be drawn out of the hat. Competition closes at midnight on Thursday 28 March.

TeaCakes whiteback


Whisky&glass whiteback

AndyMurray Large

KYOS STVOnline Interview Sm

Jackie and Ruth are busy working on their next project, Knit Your Own Britain. Rumours are that Margaret Thatcher and King Henry have already been knitted.

Knit Your Own Scotland is for sale from WaterstonesAmazon and Tesco.

KnitYourOwnScotland M#F1272