Fair Isle Knitting (Google eBook)
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 of color, repeats, circular needles, fitting, grafting, after-care, and much more. Enjoy:
• 28 traditional Fair Isle knit designs
• Simple instructions for creating 13 authentic garments, from jumpers and pullovers to scarves and mittens
• Easy-to-follow patterns, charts, and layouts
Projects include distinctive designs for men, women, and children, and are perfect for beginners as well as more advanced knitters.
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1st needle 2-ply jumper yarn 2ins in plain 2nd needle 2ozs 3mm and 2%mm 5th round AA AA armhole band of patterning beg patterning beige blue 33 blue FC41 centre back Change to 3mm colour and 2%mm Cont without further Cont without shaping Cream 1a Dec 1 st double-ended needles end of round Fair Isle patterning ﬁrst foll further shaping green 25 holder for shoulder left front loosely in rib moorit neck edge needles and base needles or twin number of stitches P2 rib Pattern order patterned rows Place marker plain rows base plain st st psso Rejoin yarn right front right side rows base colour Shetland 2-ply jumper smaller than quoted square measures less square should measure st at neck sts from holder sts from left sts knitted sts on holder sts to 2.5cms tension square twin pin yellow 28 yellow 66