Fair Isle knitting, a colorful, patterned form of knitting, was named for the British island on which it was developed during the 19th C-an outlying island of the Shetland group off the north east rip of Scotland.
This unusual knitting technique uses two colors in each row, and the wool not in use is stranded along the back in short loops. The result is a double fabric that is extremely warm and weather proof.
Sheila MacGregor describes the very special techniques involved in Fair Isle knitting-and shows how many good knitting technique using a circular method can also help create Fair Isle patterns. There are chapters on designing garments, knitting techniques, and the use of color.
CONTENTS: I - Background and Origins 2 - Design, Techniques & Colour 3 - Pattern Notebook
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