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Fair Isle Knitting [electronic resource]

Russel, Monica2019
"A great book to ease a knitter new to Fair Isle knitting into the fold" with projects for sweaters, hats, pillows, bags, and more from the top designer ( Fair Isle knitting has a timeless appeal, and is celebrated all over the world for its beautiful patterns and distinctive motifs. Using just two colors in each row you can create a myriad of different patterns that are deceptively easy to achieve. In this definitive guide, expert knitting designer and bestselling author Monica Russel teaches you the essential skills of this traditional colorwork technique and provides all the inspiration you need to create stunning Fair Isle patterns of your own. -- The book includes a fascinating history of Fair Isle knitting, and takes a close look at the yarns, needles and other tools you need to get started in colorwork -- There are step-by-step instructions on the key techniques for creating Fair Isle patterns, including choosing colors and using charts, all illustrated with step-by-step photographs and an abundance of colorful examples -- A stunning collection of pattern swatches provides inspiration and instruction for over 45 borders, patterns and motifs, all accompanied by a written pattern, chart and examples in various colorways -- To practice your new skills, there are 14 items to knit, ranging from a simple hat to a stunning dress and waistcoat. "The motifs are often modern and bright with the themes such as flowers, cherries, dancing ladies, ducks and alpacas as well as various geometric shapes." —Slipknot
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[Place of publication not identified] : Search Press, 2019
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Mode of access: Internet
Monica Russel is a best-selling Search Press author with over 75,000 books sold throughout the world. She runs a knitting business designing her own patterns and selling her knitting kits, which use only natural fibres, through her website Monica attends many craft and knitting fairs and has had numerous patterns featured in knitting magazines and books.
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