No superficial thoughts as the University of Glasgow publishes a book of knitting patterns based primarily on their architecture

Designers from across Scotland submitted designs, based primarily on the 'iconic' cloisters of the Gilmorehill campus and the 'modernism' of the library.

Crafters may also have the opportunity to knit a shawl adorned with the arrows of the university.

The book comes after the university launched its own yarn, called Cochno, in 2018, which was "well received" by knitters around the world.

Knit one, purl one: fanatics can quickly create their own version of the University of Glasgow - in wool.

The college also hired an in-house knitter to help create the patterns.

Staff and students were invited to enter a contest to offer original college-inspired knitting patterns in addition to having the flexibility to knit in Cochno yarn.

The book - Knitting The University of Glasgow - was a joint venture between Professor Lynn Abrams of the University, Professor Marina Moskowitz of the University of Wisconsin and Christelle Le Riguer of the Glasgow School of Humanities.

Professor Abrams explained: "The genesis of this book of knitting patterns, inspired by the built environment of the University of Glasgow, lies in the analysis that historians at the University of Glasgow have made of the economics and hand-knitting culture in Scotland from the 18th century to the present day.

"We hope this book will be as well received by knitters around the world as our own wool brand - Cochno Wool - was when we launched it in 2018."

Professor Moskowitz said: “Our aim as historians is to examine the place and significance of hand-knit textiles in the Scottish economic system and tradition, past, present and in the long term.

“The study of knitting can be used to reflect on the role of craftsmanship in linking individual creativity with financial aspirations, indigenous design traditions with national heritage and local economy with Scotland's inventive financial system. Scotland's rich heritage of hand-knit textiles contributes to various industries across the country, as well as to tourism and style.

Ms. Le Riguer said: “We hope this e-book will make its own personal contribution to a better public understanding of how knitting promotes health, well-being and cultural enrichment.