Fearless Fair Isle Knitting: 30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, Socks, Mittens, and More

Fearless Fair Isle Knitting: 30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, Socks, Mittens, and More

by Kathleen Taylor
     
 

Why "fearless"? In the past, knitters have considered Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting as it's also known, to be an advanced style that involves the frightening task of taking scissors to your hard-won work. As intimidating as this may seem, the cutting process, or steeking, is actually not something to worry about. In "Fearless Fair Isle Knitting,"

Overview

Why "fearless"? In the past, knitters have considered Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting as it's also known, to be an advanced style that involves the frightening task of taking scissors to your hard-won work. As intimidating as this may seem, the cutting process, or steeking, is actually not something to worry about. In "Fearless Fair Isle Knitting," best-selling knitwear designer Kathleen Taylor walks knitters of all levels through the technique. With Taylor's simple patterns and large, easy-to-follow charts, the projects yield delightfully vibrant results. The 30 stunning designs, which represent Taylor's updates on classic Fair Isle motifs, include sweaters, socks, dresses, vests, mittens, hats, and bags. With this book, Fair Isle knitting has become more accessible than ever — and serious knitters will agree... that's a beautiful thing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600853272
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

With over 30 years of knitwear design experience, Kathleen Taylor is the author of the best-selling "The Big Book of Socks," "I ♥ Felt, " and "Knit One, Felt Too "and has published over 500 craft and needlework articles in such magazines as "Spin-Off, Crafts 'N Things, "and "Knitting World." She has designed many knitwear projects exclusively for the Knit Picks yarn company and has appeared on HGTV's Smart Solutions. Check out her blog, Kathleen Taylor's DakotaDreams at http: //kathleendakotadreams.blogspot.com/

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