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Fair Isle Knitting
by Sarah Don
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 o ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Dover Publications
(first published January 1st 1982)
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This book is more a book of Fair Isle elements to use for your own designs. There are a number of beautiful sweaters in the book, but the patterns are dated. One thing I love is that it gives you the number of stitches in the repeat so that you can group patterns together that will end up at the same point. If you have a 36 st. x 36 st wide pattern, you can group it with patterns with 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 18 and so on. There is also good information in the front about the history of Fair Isle knittin ...more