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Book of Fair Isle Knitting

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Scotland's Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-colour knitting, and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing regional tradition. This richly illustrated guide offers both the beginner and more advanced knitter a complete workshop in the Fair Isle style. It not only explores the art's history, patterns and traditional techniques but also encourages knitters to develop their own creativity. The author explains the traditional Fair Isle techniques of circular knitting and presents detailed tutorials on incorporating classic motifs, exploring colour schemes, and creating unique patterns and designs. She shares 14 of her own original designs, including 12 patterns for cardigans, vests, fishermen's sweaters, hats, gloves and mittens. More than 250 photographs, drawings and easy-to-follow charts illustrate sources of inspiration, simple instructions and spectacular results. Knitting devotees agree: If you have only one book of Fair Isle patterns, this is the one to have! Reprint of The Taunton Press, Inc., Newtown, Connecticut, 1988 edition.
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Scotland's Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-colour knitting, and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing regional tradition. This richly illustrated guide offers both the beginner and more advanced knitter a complete workshop in the Fair Isle style. It not only explores the art's history, patterns and traditional techniques but also encourages knitters to develop their own creativity.

 

The author explains the traditional Fair Isle techniques of circular knitting and presents detailed tutorials on incorporating classic motifs, exploring colour schemes, and creating unique patterns and designs. She shares 14 of her own original designs, including 12 patterns for cardigans, vests, fishermen's sweaters, hats, gloves and mittens. More than 250 photographs, drawings and easy-to-follow charts illustrate sources of inspiration, simple instructions and spectacular results. Knitting devotees agree: If you have only one book of Fair Isle patterns, this is the one to have!

Reprint of The Taunton Press, Inc., Newtown, Connecticut, 1988 edition.

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ISBN-10 0486472183
ISBN-13 9780486472188
Number of Pages 208
Author ALICE STARMORE
Publisher David and Charles
Book Year 2009
Accessories Type Books
Supplier Code 0486472183
GTIN 9780486472188
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