Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

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Scotland's Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-color knitting, and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing regional tradition. Starmore's richly illustrated guide offers both beginning and advanced knitters 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.
Starmore explains the traditional Fair Isle techniques of circular knitting and presents detailed tutorials on incorporating classic motifs, exploring color schemes, and creating unique patterns and designs. She shares fourteen of her own original designs, including 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!

A noted designer from the region of Scotland's Fair Isle explores the history and techniques of this distinctive, stranded-color knitting style and provides copious illustrated instructions for 14 original knitwear designs.

Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2009
Edition: Dover rev. ed
ISBN: 9780486472188
Branch Call Number: 746.43024 STA
Characteristics: 199 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,27 cm.
Alternative Title: Book of Fair Isle knitting


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Nov 02, 2012

Fanastic inspiration- loads of designs and colorways. Even if you are afraid of FairIsle- this book will sure help to change your mind.
A definite 'go to' book for those who love to knit fair-isle.

Jan 01, 2010

wonderful resource for fair isle patterns and guidance for making your own color scheme and patterns.

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