Michael Pearson's Traditional Knitting: Aran, Fair Isle and Fisher Ganseys, New & Expanded Edition

Michael Pearson's Traditional Knitting: Aran, Fair Isle and Fisher Ganseys, New & Expanded Edition

by Michael Pearson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486460536
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 03/18/2015
Series: Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
Edition description: New edition, Expanded
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 552,958
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Michael Pearson's interest in knitting began with his residence in a Northumberland fishing village, where he talked with locals about their traditional crafts. In addition to running a mail-order company specializing in traditional knitwear, he is a founding member of the Northern Guild of Knitters and co-director of the Northern Wool Cooperative.

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Michael Pearson's Traditional Knitting: Aran, Fair Isle and Fisher Ganseys, New & Expanded Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
A really interesting book on the history of knitting with a lot of great patterns to try out. I enjoyed reading about the various regional variations on patterns. I would recommend this book to fans of historical knitting  or knitters looking for inspiration in traditional knits.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Fascinating, factual, informative, current and historical information related to Gansey, Fair Isle and Aran knitting fills the pages of this book. With over fifty years of knitting so far under my belt I have learned a GREAT deal that I did not know before. Original knitting guild members were male, knitting became a way to augment income, women were able to knit a sweater much faster than I am able to, special devices I had never heard of were used by knitters to facilitate the process, people carried their knitting with them almost everywhere, Gansey sweaters have purl stitches that form patterns while Aran sweaters use knit stitches to do so instead, gussets were made under the arms, reworking sweaters was easier using the methods and patterns described in this book…I could go on but I have to say that this is one very intriguing book and I am thankful to Net Galley and Dover Publications for the opportunity to read and review this book.