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Fair Isle Style

Fair Isle Style is a collection of knitting patterns from a variety of designers that celebrate fresh, modern approaches to knitting Fair Isle.

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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.

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About the Author
Mary Jane Mucklestone is a widely recognized designer known for her colorful and inventive Fair Isle and colorwork designs. She is the author of 200 Fair Isle Motifs and the forthcoming Fair Isle Style, both by Interweave.

SKU: 13KN08-EP3625

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mary Jane Mucklestone

File/Trim Size: 8.5" x 9"

Format: Book

Number Of Pages: 160