Fair Isle Knitting

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Courier Corporation, Nov 7, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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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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MONTY DON has published several books, including "The Sensuous Garden," "The Urban Jungle," and "Gardening Mad," He writes a weekly gardening column for "The Observer," SARAH DON has created four gardens in England with her husband and their three children.
SIMON WHEELER, photographer, contributes to magazines worldwide and has illustrated several books.

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