Fair Isle Style: 20 Fresh Designs for a Classic Technique
by Mary Jane Mucklestone
Dive headlong into modern colorwork with this useful guide that will teach you how to knit Fair Isle inspired colorwork.
You’ll enjoy Fair Isle Style if:
- You’re a knitter looking to learn Fair Isle color knitting
- You love color knitting patterns for women and knitted accessories
- You want to knit modern garments inspired by traditional colorwork techniques
Hailing from a tiny island in the northernmost island group of the British Isles, Fair Isle knitting has been produced for nearly four hundred years and is still seen on runways today. Readers will discover true Fair Isle knitting, as well as more modern interpretations, and build fantastic colorscapes from the subtle to the exuberant.
Each knitted garment and accessory pattern in Fair Isle Style features a unique mix of traditional colorwork techniques combined with modern color schemes and patterns to make color knitting accessible to today’s knitters. Begin with color knitting on small knitted accessories, learn how to incorporate Fair Isle motifs in larger projects and garments, and challenge your color knitting skills with several all-over Fair Isle knitting patterns. This book is great for beginning color knitters as well as knitters experienced with Fair Isle knitting and features a wide variety of projects for all skill levels. Color knitting patterns include knitted socks, accessories like cowls, gloves, and scarves, knitted cardigans, and more.
Fair Isle Style offers a collection of patterns from a variety of established, rising, and new knitwear designers and focuses on fresh, modern uses of color for today’s knitters. A Design Notebook rounds out the book, giving readers further ideas for using Fair Isle knitting. Knitters will delight in a modern look from a traditional technique with Fair Isle Style.