Nicki Trench is one of the leading figures in the revival and promotion of home crafts. As well as teaching, lecturing and writing on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating and hen keeping, she is the founder of Laughing Hens, the UK's leading online yarn store, and Rooster Yarns. Her most recent books include Geek Chic Crochet (ISBN 978-1-908170-87-3) Cute & Easy Crochet (ISBN 978-1-907563-06-5) and Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers (ISBN 979-1-78249-049-4).
Fair Isle and Nordic Knits: 25 projects inspired by traditional colorwork designsby Nicki Trench
Learn to knit the Nordic way. From Shetland to the Faroe Islands, Norway and beyond, there is a shared tradition of knitting intricate patterns in colours that combine and contrast. Whether you have been inspired by watching Danish dramas or you are fascinated by the intricate geometric patterns of Fair Isle, there are designs here that will make you want to pick up your needles and get knitting. Garments include a tank top with a vintage feel, an adorable cardigan for a baby, and a Nordic-style yoked sweater. For the home, there's a cafetiere cosy, a chunky cushion cover, and more. There's also a baby blanket that would make a perfect gift, and a lined cover for your e-reader. With full colour charts for all patterns, and a techniques section to explain essential Fair-Isle knitting skills, you will have everything you need to know.
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