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200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter's Directory

200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter's Directory200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter's Directory
By Mary Jane Mucklestone
Publisher: Interweave Books
www.interweave.com
ISBN: 1596684372


Reviewed by Caitlin Kavanaugh, Editor of AllFreeKnitting.com

Get ready to dive into the colorful world of Fair Isle knitting with this collection of 200 motifs. Inside you'll learn simple solutions to the complex designs featured in fair isle. If you've always been afraid of this type of knitting, don't be. Author Mary Jane Mucklestone includes designs in easy-to-read charts, expert tips on how to select the proper colors, and more.


Besides instructions for blocking and finishing, this book is also great for new knitters in general, as it includes instructions for casting on and how to hold your yarn. Soon you'll be knitting to your heart's content, With 200 motifs to choose from, you'll be able to make a variety of knit garments for everyone in your family.


If you've been knitting for years but have never attempted Fair Isle, this is a great way to spice up your work. There are so many possible color combinations, you can create a custom garment for every season.
 

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These is a style that never seems to bore you, even dough Im not familiar with the technique and it does seem a bit hard to keep all those colors and pattern straight, the fact is that its a classic style. Can anyone give me feedback as to how hard can it be to begin working Fair Isle? or maybe point a beginners pattern for this style where I can maybe learn the technique.

I love Fair Isle and it is much easier to do than it looks!!!

I would love to try FI knitting. All of these designs are works of art!

I would love to try FI knitting. All of these designs are works of art!

I would love to try FI knitting. All of these designs are works of art!

Love the patterns in FairIsle work.

Never knitted FairIsle before but am inspired to try! Thank you xxxx

I have been considering trying to learn Fair Isle as it was my mom's favorite and I have many beautiful sweaters made by her in Fair Isle. I would like to make my grandchildren sweaters in Fair Isle so one day they can say the same!

There are so many gorgeous patterns taht it is hard to choose which one to start with. Very detailed book with great patterns and tips.

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