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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
Author: Alice Starmore
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2009
Paperback. Pub Date :2009-08-21 Pages: 199 Language: English Publisher: Dover Publications Scotlands Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive. stranded-color knitting. and Alice Starmore is famous for her expertise in designing and instructing knitters in this appealing regional tradition. Starmores richly illustrated guide offers both beginning and advanced knitters a complete workshop in the Fair Isle style. It not only explores the arts 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 color schemes. and creating unique patterns and designs. She shares fourteen of her own original designs. including patterns for cardigans. vests. fishermens sweaters....