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-colour 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 patternsfrom chic accessories and the latest fashion looks to contemporary cushion covers and throws.
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.