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The Celtic Collection: Twenty-Five Knitwear Designs for Men and Women

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Stunning photographs of Celtic-themed knitting against breathtaking Irish scenery.

    If you are interested in knitting, whether or not you actually get around to knitting(!), you would probably enjoy adding this book to your collection. Alice Starmore, born in Scotland, has produced numerous books on traditional knitting from the British Isles. I think that most of them are now out of print (sometimes available in libraries, or on the internet for a steep price). This book is still available and is delicious to look through, featuring both Fair Isle color patterns and textured Celtic knotwork patterns. I haven't tried the patterns out yet, but they are new and exquisite classics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2005

    A Book Full of Exquisite and Unique Knitting Patterns!

    This book has some truly lovely designs in it. She has a number of sweaters in all levels. There are some especially beautiful Celtic Key Pattern sweaters that are breathtaking. These usually have color blending, where it appears as though you only have 4-5 colors, but there are really 20! My only quibble with the book is that sometimes the directions are a little hard to follow. I felt that on her cable pattern grid charts, she would have been better off writing the instructions out in knitting shorthand. As an FYI, on all of her cable pattern grid charts where it says 'No Stitch', that means that the stitch does not exist until you create the stitch (either to the left or the right) with an M1 or an increase. It is strictly a place holder on the grid to mark where a stitch did not exist in prior rows. For example, if on her chart she has a 'P, No Stitch, M1', then the 'No Stitch' is there to hold a place on the grid for the next row. It does not mean slip stitch, or anything like that. On the following row, the 'No Stitch' column would be the new stitch created from the M1. Hopefully that made things a bit easier to understand!

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