The Art of Fair Isle Knitting (英語) ハードカバー – 1997/3/1
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Knit colorful hats, gloves, and sweaters in the Shetland tradition.
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.
knitters, most of whom knit garments from an early age to more than supplement their family income.
The author, Ann Feitelson, is herself an accomplished knitter and designer whose designs and instructions for knitting the sweaters, etc. that she designed are well worth the price of this book. The photographs of the classic Fair Isle knitted items are lovely as are the photographs of the author's colorful swatches and the sweaters, vests, socks and mittens that she has designed and for which she has provided detailed kntting instructions. I highly recommend this book.
Following is a list of the chapter contents in the book:
GLOSSARY OF SHETLAND TERMS
SOURCES OF SUPPLY