Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting: New and Expanded Edition

Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting: New and Expanded Edition

by Alice Starmore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486484631
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Series: Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
Edition description: New edition, Expanded
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 418,235
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


An acclaimed textile designer, author, artist, and photographer, Alice Starmore is a native of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles, and her classic Book of Fair Isle Knitting is the work that introduced Americans to the popular traditional technique.

4 Questions with Alice Starmore: An Exclusive Dover Interview
Alice Starmore has a fascinating tale to tell. We spoke to the author of the #1 crafts bestseller Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting about her knitting background, professional start, and more.

Clearly, knitting is a deeply ingrained facet of the culture of Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Did your mother teach you to knit?
My mother taught me to knit when I was very young. She was a dressmaker as well as a knitter and our house was a place of constant creativity. I was also born at a time when most women knitted as a matter of course, and I had three aunts who had been fisher girls in their youth and were experts at making traditional fishermen's gansies.

I understand that your first language is Gaelic — do you still speak it?
Yes I still speak Gaelic. The Isle of Lewis, where I live, is in the Outer Hebrides the heartland of Gaelic and the only place where you will hear the language in everyday use.

How did you get your start professionally?
I designed a small collection of knitwear in 1975 and successfully sold it in London boutiques. It was featured in a national newspaper and from that small beginning my knitting career evolved in ways that were quite unimaginable to me when I began.

Your books are known and loved around the world, and you've adapted design elements from the textile arts of many countries into your repertoire. Are you still discovering "new" aspects of knitting and fabric arts from other cultures?
I am interested in everything. I find inspiration in all aspects of the world around me. There is enough inspiration in the natural world on my doorstep to last many lifetimes. I am also inspired by art, culture, history, science and music. My own culture features widely in my design work but I have always been interested in other cultures and in other places. My main problem is that I cannot possibly live long enough to produce work from the amount of ideas that come into my head.

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Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting: New and Expanded Edition 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Janientrelac on LibraryThing 5 months ago
95 % graphed charts, Not on proportioned knitters graph paper. no count of repeats, no extra heavy line for 10 by 10 squares. these faults make it very hard to use. Designs are OK, the few colours pictures are good.For designing sweaters, use Knitting in the Old Way or any of EZ's booksA disappointment