Fair Isle Knitting

Fair Isle Knitting

Paperback Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace

By (author) Sarah Don

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 274mm x 10mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486457540
  • ISBN 13: 9780486457543
  • Illustrations note: 28 samples, 13 projects, 4 page color insert
  • Sales rank: 147,109

Product description

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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Table of contents

The Origins and Development of Fair Isle Knitting  Beginnings  Rise in popularity  Wool  Practical GuidelinesHow to use the charts  Colours  Repeat numbers  Knitting on the round  Circular Needles  Circular Knitting on 3 or more needles  The Knitting Belt  Stranding  ‘Weaving in’  Tensions  Shetland 2-ply jumper yarnYarnsAfter-care SizesFittingGraftingThe SamplesThe Garments  Lady’s Round-Neck Jumper  Child’s Zip-Neck Jumper  Fisherman’s Jumper  Man’s Round-Neck Jumper  Man’s Round-Neck Pullover  Lady’s Yoked Cardigan  Child’s Hat and Scarf  Child’s Cardigan  Man’s Cross-Neck Jumper  Man’s V-Neck Pullover  Boy’s Round-Neck Pullover  Lady’s Hat, Scarf and Mittens  Lady’s Jacket