Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

Author: Alice Starmore

Scotland's Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-color knitting, and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing regional tradition. Starmore's richly illustrated guide offers both beginning and advanced knitters a complete workshop in the Fair Isle style. It not only explores the art's history, patterns, and traditional techniques but also encourages knitters to develop their own creativity.

Starmore explains the traditional Fair Isle techniques of circular knitting and presents detailed tutorials on incorporating classic motifs, exploring color schemes, and creating unique patterns and designs. She shares fourteen of her own original designs, including patterns for cardigans, vests, fishermen's sweaters, hats, gloves, and mittens.

More than 250 photographs, drawings, and easy-to-follow charts illustrate sources of inspiration, simple instructions, and spectacular results.

Alice Starmore is an acclaimed textile designer, author, artist, and photographer. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles, and her classic Book of Fair Isle Knitting is the work that introduced Americans to the popular traditional technique. Alice is a native of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. 

Product Details

  • Paperback208 pages
  • PublisherDover Publications; (August 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-100486472183
  • ISBN-139780486472188
  • Dimensions8.5 x 0.6 x 11.0 inches
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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

Author: Alice Starmore

Scotland's Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-color knitting, and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing regional tradition. Starmore's richly illustrated guide offers both beginning and advanced knitters a complete workshop in the Fair Isle style. It not only explores the art's history, patterns, and traditional techniques but also encourages knitters to develop their own creativity.

Starmore explains the traditional Fair Isle techniques of circular knitting and presents detailed tutorials on incorporating classic motifs, exploring color schemes, and creating unique patterns and designs. She shares fourteen of her own original designs, including patterns for cardigans, vests, fishermen's sweaters, hats, gloves, and mittens.

More than 250 photographs, drawings, and easy-to-follow charts illustrate sources of inspiration, simple instructions, and spectacular results.

Alice Starmore is an acclaimed textile designer, author, artist, and photographer. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles, and her classic Book of Fair Isle Knitting is the work that introduced Americans to the popular traditional technique. Alice is a native of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. 

Product Details

  • Paperback208 pages
  • PublisherDover Publications; (August 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-100486472183
  • ISBN-139780486472188
  • Dimensions8.5 x 0.6 x 11.0 inches