Fair Isle Knitting by Monica Russel

Fair Isle Knitting by Monica Russel

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Fair Isle knitting has a timeless appeal, and is celebrated all over the world for its beautiful patterns and distinctive motifs. Using just two colours in each row you can create a myriad of different patterns that are deceptively easy to achieve. In this definitive guide, expert knitting designer and best-selling author Monica Russel teaches you the essential skills of this traditional colourwork technique and provides all the inspiration you need to create stunning Fair Isle patterns of your own.

  • The book includes a fascinating history of Fair Isle knitting, and takes a close look at the yarns, needles and other tools you need to get started in colourwork
  • There are step-by-step instructions on the key techniques for creating Fair Isle patterns, including choosing colours and using charts, all illustrated with step-by-step photographs and an abundance of colourful examples
  • A stunning collection of pattern swatches provides inspiration and instruction for over 45 borders, patterns and motifs, all accompanied by a written pattern, chart and examples in various colourways
  • To practise your new skills, there are 14 items to knit, ranging from a simple hat to a stunning dress and waistcoat.
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 27 September 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215806
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 900
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £14.99