Scotland's Fair Isle is celebrated all over the world 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 beginning and advanced knitters a complete workshop in the Fair Isle style.
- It explores the art's history, patterns, and traditional techniques and encourages knitters to develop their own creativity.
- It 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.
- The book features 14 original designs by Alice Starmore, 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 result
If you have only one book of Fair Isle patterns, this is the one to have!
About the author of this book
Alice Starmore is an acclaimed textile designer, author, artist, and photographer. Alice Starmore is a native of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles
Format Paperback | 199 pages
Dimensions 1.78 cms H x 27.43 cms L x 21.08 cms W | 860g
Publication date 21 Aug 2009
Publisher Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486472183 EAN: 9780486472188