Fair Isle Knitting: A Practical & Inspirational Guide

Monica Russel (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Search Press
Publish Date
November 05, 2019
Pages
176
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 1.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781782215806
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About the Author

Monica Russel is a bestselling Search Press author with over 75,000 books sold throughout the world. She runs a knitting business designing all her own patterns and selling her knitting kits, which use only natural fibres, through her website www.theknitknacks.co.uk. She attends many craft and knitting fairs and has had numerous patterns featured in knitting magazines and books.

Reviews

Knitty.com
Starting with the very basics of Fair Isle knitting, history, supplies and techniques, this is a great book to ease a knitter new to Fair Isle knitting into the fold. The illustrations, charts and photos are large; it's easy to see what's going on when techniques are demonstrated, and to read charts without recopying. A knitter is lured into Fair Isle by starting with Fair Isle border motifs, before tackling all over motifs, and then Fair Isle animal motifs. Each motif has a short explanation, a full color chart and at least one color variation and a knitted swatch. There are 14 patterns evenly split between each style of motif. There are sweaters for adults and children, hats, pillows, throws, a shawl and a dress. I really appreciate that they are for not only a variety of levels and time commitments, from a pillow to a dress, but that Ms. Russell explores different weight yarns and non-traditional colors. There's nothing too wild, but I'd happily knit a worsted weight project shot through with lime and orange.

Monica Russell's tone is light and friendly, encouraging knitters to try a little, Fair Isle, to mix motifs and boarders how they want to and just to enjoy the process and creativity of Fair Isle knitting.
- JM Jan 2020