The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color & Patterns (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/4
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From the first small items sold to fishermen and tourists in the nineteenth century, to the highly fashionable androgynous sweaters of the 1920s, to the large starry Norwegian patterns popular after World War II, to the hand- and machine-made yoke sweaters of the 1960s and 1970s, Ann Feitelson applies ardent dedication to her research. She leads readers through the history of Fair Isle knitting to an examination of the style's techniques, explicating not only the unique colorways and pattern, but such valuable details as ways to hold the yarn. An accomplished knitter herself, Feitelson presents twenty-three original Fair Isle designs, and encourages readers to create their own. A chapter on knitting math is both easy to follow and invaluable for planning sizes and patterns, while a glossary of Shetland knitting terms links a way of life that is largely gone with the knowledge and skills that The Art of Fair Isle Knittinghelps to preserve. Throughout these wonderful colors and glowing patterns, The Art of Fair Isle Knitting conveys an unending sense of price. Pride in the dedication of Shetland knitters. Pride in the creation of exceptional garments. Pride in the work of women. Pride in a knitting style known throughout the world.
Issue 2 This book is a Fair Isle bible, covering the techniques involved (stranding, weaving in and steeks), the history of Shetland and Fair Isle knitting, and a masterclass on colour combining. The patterns are lovely, and the colour combinations precise. It's a must-have for every serious Fair Isle knitter. The Knitter商品の説明をすべて表示する
This particular book was written by Ann Feitelson who spent considerable time on the Shetland Islands and short of being a native is the closes you will get to the History, Technique, and Color & Patterns in the art of Fair Isle Knitting.
This book is more than just patterns; yet there are some classics of socks, gloves, mittens, scarves, and mostly swatters. The real worth that makes this book stand out from the others is the history with pictures in monochrome and color.
You may have to learn a few new terms:
Needles = Wires
Cast On = Lay on
Stitch = Loop
A few of the garments also have different names. But their purpose is unmistakable.
This book besides being practical is a great addition to any library.
Well written, easy to read.