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Fair Isle Knitting
A Practical & Inspirational Guide
By (author): Monica Russel
9781782215806 Paperback, Trade English General Trade CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Knitting Nov 05, 2019
$29.95 CAD
Active 8.6 x 11.1 x 0.5 in 176 pages Search Press
The definitive book to learning Fair Isle knitting by expert knitter, teacher and founder of The Knit Knacks, Monica Russel, featuring 60 pattern swatches and beautiful, practical projects to test your new-found skills.

Fair Isle knitting has a timeless appeal, and is celebrated all over the world for its beautiful patterns and distinctive motifs. Using just two colours 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 best-selling author Monica Russel teaches you the essential skills of this traditional colourwork 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 colourwork.
There are step-by-step instructions on the key techniques for creating Fair Isle patterns, including choosing colours and using charts, all illustrated with step-by-step photographs and an abundance of colourful examples.
A stunning collection of pattern swatches provides inspiration and instruction for over 60 borders, patterns and motifs, all accompanied by a written pattern, chart and examples in various colourways.
To practice your new skills, there are 11 complete projects, ranging from a simple hat, a cushion and a bag through to a shawl, a sweater, socks, and a child’s dress.

Definitive guide to Fair Isle knitting by expert knitter, teacher and founder of The Knit Knacks, Monica Russel

Despite its classic appeal, many knitters find it nerve-wracking to attempt Fair Isle knitting themselves - Monica’s simple guide takes away the enigma surrounding this colourwork technique

Step-by-step section reminds knitters of the essential stitches as well as providing the key techniques to creating Fair Isle patterns, accompanied by clear photographs and side-by-side text

Advice on colour, finishing and embellishing for a well-thought, professional finish

Three different types of Fair Isle designs are covered - borders, peerie and modern animal motifs - in a stunning collection of pattern swatches, each including a photographed sample, a chart with corresponding written instructions and a colour variation

Each group of Fair Isle patterns includes a small selection of projects for you to make - from a simple hat, a cushion and a bag through to a shawl, a jumper, socks, a dress and much more

Monica is one of Search Press’s most successful and prolific authors

Monica Russel is a bestselling Search Press author with over 75,000 books sold throughout the world. She runs a knitting business designing all her own patterns and selling her knitting kits, which use only natural fibres, through her website www.theknitknacks.co.uk. She attends many craft and knitting fairs and has had numerous patterns featured in knitting magazines and books.

Author Residence: Kent, UK

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