The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting: Step-By-Step Techniques, Easy-to-Follow Stitch Patterns, and Projects to Get You Started

The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting: Step-By-Step Techniques, Easy-to-Follow Stitch Patterns, and Projects to Get You Started

By: Lynne Watterson (author)Paperback

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Fair Isle knitting may look complicated, but it really is easy to do once you understand the basics. Author Lynne Watterson starts beginners off with the basics of two-color knitting: reading a Fair Isle chart; what to do with all the fiddly yarn ends, and getting to grips with circular needles. The main chapters feature a selection of beautiful stitch patterns. Each pattern has clear instructions in both written and chart form, and these are cross-referenced to a comprehensive guide to abbreviations. Each of the main chapters includes simple, stylish projects demonstrating ways to use the beautifully shaded Fair Isle patterns-from chic accessories and the latest fashion looks to contemporary cushion covers and throws.

About Author

Lynne Watterson has been knitting and designing for as long as she can remember. At the age of five she designed her first outfit - a sweater, hat and scarf ensemble for her Sindy doll. With knitting in her blood, her grandfather was a machine knitter and her grandmother a patter checker for a knitting publication, it came as no surprise to her family when on leaving school she worked as a Knitting sub-editor at IPC Magazines, serving a five year apprenticeship. Her apprenticeship was cut short when she was offered the position of Knitting Editor on a publication for Marshall Cavendish Partworks. Lynne has edited many craft magazines in her career including Fashioncraft, Hand Knitting News, Machine Knitting News, Cross Stitch, Needlecraft Magic, Cross Stitch Magic, as well as contributing to many others including Prima and Ideal Home. Lynne lives and works in the Cotswolds.

Contents

A clear guide - an illustrated, step-by-step, guide to knitting Fair Isle-how to hold the yarns, strand across the back of the knitting, link the colours in, and weaving. Plus, flat and circular knitting. The book contains various patterns and projects - a child's jacket with Fair Isle yoke, a bag with leather handles, a scarf and headband; a short, boxy jacket; a fabric throw with Fair Isle panel at ends; boot cuffs, fingerless mitts, a parker-style jacket; cushion covers; legwarmers, and a hat. A great book for beginners. Demonstrates the basics of two-color knitting: reading a Fair Isle chart; what to do with all the fiddly yarn ends, and getting to grips with circular needles.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844488964
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781844488964
  • weight: 542
  • ISBN10: 1844488969

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