Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting

Regular price £21.99

Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-colour knitting, and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing 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 colour 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.