Overview


Boasting intricate geometric patterns and rich, natural colors, the knits of Fair Isle have roots in the fashions of Viking invaders, Norwegian immigrants, and Spanish sailors. In this treasury of authentic designs, Sarah Don introduces readers to the basic techniques and materials needed to create this form of patterned knitting, and provides practical advice on the use of color, repeats, circular needles, fitting, grafting, after-care, and ...
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Fair Isle Knitting

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Overview


Boasting intricate geometric patterns and rich, natural colors, the knits of Fair Isle have roots in the fashions of Viking invaders, Norwegian immigrants, and Spanish sailors. In this treasury of authentic designs, Sarah Don introduces readers to the basic techniques and materials needed to create this form of patterned knitting, and provides practical advice on the use of color, repeats, circular needles, fitting, grafting, after-care, and much more. Enjoy:
• 28 traditional Fair Isle knit designs
• Simple instructions for creating 13 authentic garments, from jumpers and pullovers to scarves and mittens
• Easy-to-follow patterns, charts, and layouts
Projects include distinctive designs for men, women, and children, and are perfect for beginners as well as more advanced knitters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486145464
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Series: Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,320,899
  • File size: 14 MB
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Table of Contents


The Origins and Development of Fair Isle Knitting
Beginnings
Rise in popularity
Wool
Practical Guidelines
How to use the charts
Colours
Repeat numbers
Knitting on the round
Circular Needles
Circular Knitting on 3 or more needles
The Knitting Belt
Stranding
‘Weaving in’
Tensions
Shetland 2-ply jumper yarn
Yarns
After-care
Sizes
Fitting
Grafting
The Samples
The Garments
Lady’s Round-Neck Jumper
Child’s Zip-Neck Jumper
Fisherman’s Jumper
Man’s Round-Neck Jumper
Man’s Round-Neck Pullover
Lady’s Yoked Cardigan
Child’s Hat and Scarf
Child’s Cardigan
Man’s Cross-Neck Jumper
Man’s V-Neck Pullover
Boy’s Round-Neck Pullover
Lady’s Hat, Scarf and Mittens
Lady’s Jacket
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