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Traditional Fair Isle Knitting

by Sheila McGregor

  • 20 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Dover Publications .
Written in English

  • Knitting,
  • Needlework - Knitting,
  • Fair Isle,
  • Crafts & Hobbies,
  • Crafts / Hobbies,
  • Hobbies/Crafts,
  • Patterns,
  • Crafts & Hobbies / Knitting,
  • Design - Textile & Costume,
  • Scotland

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7639113M
    ISBN 10048643107X
    ISBN 109780486431079

    Fair Isle (/fɛəraɪ̯l/) is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. It is named after Fair Isle, one of the Shetland islands. Fair Isle knitting gained considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) wore Fair Isle jumpers in public in Traditional Fair Isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two.   I’ve admired Fair Isle to the extent of having bought Alice Starmore’s Fair Isle Knitting as one of the first knitting books I bought in the late s. I have not as yet knitted anything from that book, but I love to look re-read it and look at the illustrations.

    Get this from a library! The complete book of traditional Fair Isle knitting. [Sheila McGregor]. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Rev. reprint of: The complete book of traditional Fair Isle knitting. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

    Oct 4, - A few peerie charts from Sheila McGregor’s “Traditional Fair Isle Knitting” book. Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Traditional Fair Isle knitting and design skills were originally handed down from one Shetland generation to the next, with each new generation of knitters experimenting, adapting and extending the repertoire of patterns to develop the Fair Isle knitting we see today. Fair Isle knitting is fascinating - only two colours are used in any single.

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I love the history of knitting, and The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting does tell the history of Fair Isle knitting well. There are also lots of patterns, both complete sweater patterns and pattern of traditional motifs for the reader/knitter to use to create their own pattern.

There's also a detailed description of putting /5(9). Traditional Fair Isle Knitting ist ein unendlicher Schatz an Mustern und ein Lehrbuch für alle, die sich in die Konstruktion und die Farbwelt der Fair-Isle-Strickkunst einarbeiten wollen.

Die Diskussion alter Sweater ist aufschlussreich (auch wenn es mir bis dato noch nicht gelungen ist, die Besprechungen den Fotos zuzuordnen - vielleicht ist /5(25). The bright and unusual patterns worked into the traditional knitting of Fair Isle first attracted attention inwhen they were described by Miss Eliza Edmondston, a member of a distinguished Shetland family, in her book Sketches and Tales of the Shetland Islands.5/5(1).

Buy The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting First Edition by McGregor, Sheila (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(26). If you enjoy knitting with soft"er" yarns that are not % wool, you can still create beautiful Fair Isle garments, by knitting in flat rows and using traditional seams rather than steeks, or by creating garments that don't require steeks such as mittens, hats and scarves.

The Complete Book Of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Good: A copy that has been read, but r /5. Well-known, definitive guide shows how any circular method knitting technique can yield the popular Fair Isle patterns. More than 70 pages of designs include patterns for mittens, jerseys, jackets, hats, and more.

Practical advice on design and color provides endless variations and adaptations. 31 halftones and 17 color illustrations. Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Designed by Katie Green for Blacker Yarns, this gorgeous cowl may not be what comes to mind when you think of Fair Isle knitting.

Fair Isle or stranded knitting can look quite modern as it does here. For this pattern, you will need to know how to read a chart, but despite all the colors in the design, you only need to work with two colors at a Author: Mollie Johanson.

Knitting->Scottish and Fair Isle->Patterns. 1 - 19 of 19 results Traditional Fair Isle Knitting. by Sheila McGregor. NOOK Book $ $ Current price is $, to the attention of modern knitters. This book is the product of her international searches of museums, private collections, and magazines, a quest that yielded a choice.

The Fine Art of Fair Isle Knitting Hello, I'm Hazel Tindall, from Shetland, and I am delighted to welcome you to my website where I present a selection of my unique Shetland and Fair Isle knitting patterns, available for immediate download.

I was privileged to grow up in Shetland where I was surrounded by knitters who needed to knit quickly and to a high standard in order to gain an income. Traditionally, Fair Isle knitting, a “stranded colorwork” technique used to create rows of intricate patterns, has been passed down through generations of families.

9 Mar - The traditional patterns and a great deal of colour combinations. See more ideas about Fair isle knitting, Knitting and Fair isle pattern pins.

Fair Isle Knitting Patterns by Mary Macgregor - Explore over 60 different stencil pages of Robert Willliamson's Fair Isle patterns from the s in this excellent source book, useful for beginners and experienced knitters alike. Contains over patterns.5/5(15). Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting.

By Alice Starmore. Any book by Alice Starmore is worthy of deep, long study. Her elaborate, subversive patterns look perfectly traditional until you look closely and see the unusual way she uses familiar patterns.

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary. By Andrea Rangel. Boasting geometric patterns and rich, natural colors, the knits of Fair Isle have roots in the fashions of Viking invaders, Norwegian immigrants, and Spanish sailors.

Don starts with samples and charts for 28 traditional designs and then moves on to simple instructions for 13 authentic garments, including jumpers, pullovers, and scarves.

The distinctive patterning of traditional Fair Isle knitting is a clever way to combine the many odd bits of different-colored yarn that came originally from the native Shetland sheep, which have evolved a variety of natural fleece colors. And the islanders knitted with two yarns to create two layers that trap air and create warmth.

Fair Isle knitting is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. Traditional Fair Isle patterns generally use a limited number of colors (five or. All you need are a few simple projects to get your feet wet, and then the world of fair isle knitting is your proverbial oyster.

This collection of 17 Fair Isle Knitting Patterns is a great place to start if you're uneasy about giving stranded colorwork a try, or if you're a seasoned pro who just wants some ideas for his or.

In traditional Fair Isle knitting, knitters use fingering-weight Shetland wool. The Shetland sheep is a native to the same isles as the knitting technique, and is. Steeking is used in traditional Nordic sweaters for armholes, and you can use it to turn a pullover sweater into a cardigan. You can also use it in Fair Isle knitting so that you don’t have to work any of your complicated colorwork patterns flat, eliminating the need to learn to purl while stranding colors and also reducing the number of yarn.Buy Traditional Knitting: Aran, Fair Isle and Fisher Ganseys (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) Revised edition by Michael Pearson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(35). "For years knitters have been pining for the return of Michael Pearson's lovely book, Traditional Knitting, complete with historical notes, charts, photos and patterns for Fair Isle, Guernsey, and Aran sweaters.

Once again, our wish is granted by dear Dover." -- Meg Swansen, Schoolhouse Press "A fascinating and well researched book." -- Evening /5(43).