Knitting Fair Isle Mittens & Gloves: 40 Great-Looking Designs

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Some of the 45 distinctive designs stay close to tradition; others go modern and feature a contemporary color palette. You’ll find a style for everyone. Every project has fantastic full-color graphs of both sides—so knitting is easier then ever. “An excellent choice for large public libraries and ethnic needlework collections.”—Library Journal.

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Some of the 45 distinctive designs stay close to tradition; others go modern and feature a contemporary color palette. You’ll find a style for everyone. Every project has fantastic full-color graphs of both sides—so knitting is easier then ever. “An excellent choice for large public libraries and ethnic needlework collections.”—Library Journal.

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As knit by hand in the Shetland Islands, Fair Isle mittens and gloves are made with tightly spun wool from the fleece of Shetland-bred sheep and feature rich color patterns and motifs that give the piece a look of intricate patterning. Only the knitter knows that despite the appearance of complexity, no more than two colors are used per row. Noble has based these patterns on mittens and gloves acquired in her travels to the Shetlands. She includes patterns for women's mittens and fingerless gloves, children's mittens, and women's gloves with 40 eye-catching design variations. Of particular interest are the brief history of knitting in the Shetlands and the illustrated description of the Shetland knitters' custom of knitting on long, double-point needles with the aid of a knitting belt or sheath. Included are full-color charts for each design, along with photos showing the front and back of each article. An excellent choice for large public libraries and ethnic needlework collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781579902537
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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