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The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History,…

The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color & Patterns (1996)

by Ann Feitelson

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Knit colorful hats, gloves, and sweaters in the Shetland tradition.
This book is a classic. Ms. Feitelson starts off by laying out the history of Fair Isle knitting and progresses to technique and color theory. The patterns that she provided are beautiful in terms of fit and silhouette, not to mention color choices and pattern designs. I have knitted a few Fair Isle articles and I wish I had bought this book first before knitting my caps and socks. This book is a must-have for anybody wishing to embark on the wonderful journey of Fair Isle and Shetland knitting. ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 10, 2016 |
This book includes a history of Fair Isle knitting, color photos of historic garments, and a discussion of Fair Isle color patterns. Approximately 20 patterns are included, along with color photos and color charts. Most of the patterns are based on or inspired by historic Fair Isle garments. ( )
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To the memory of Norman Feitelson, who looked and listened and worked carefully. To Henry Weis, with hopes that he may discover the same pleasures.
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I think of Fair Isle knitting as art, because it is inventive and beautiful, a rich accumulation of the ideas and experience of countless knitters.
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A beautifully written and scholarly look at the lives and the knitting of women on the tiny Shetland island of Fair Isle. This book traces the development of Fair Isle knitting from folk craft to world-wide design phenomenon.

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Ann Feitelson presents 23 original Fair Isle designs, and encourages readers to create their own. Originally published: 1996.

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