Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters - volume 1
"In this enormously welcome and long-awaited book, Shetland's talented knitters share their Fairisle expertise. From simple wristlets to complex allovers, fifteen beautiful projects explore a wide range of Shetland's Fairisle styles. Mingling traditional techniques with contemporary methods, each pattern bespeaks the creative and innovative approach of Shetland knitters to their craft. Generously produced by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers for the enjoyment of knitters worldwide, this exciting book brings Fairisle knitting to life in vivid and glorious colour." Kate Davies, Kate Davies Designs Ltd, katedaviesdesigns.com What could be better than learning or developing your knitting skills with the experts, members of Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers? This book is a feast of wonderful patterns featuring traditional Shetland motifs in wonderful heathered shades. I really enjoyed the breadth of designs from jumpers to mobile phone covers and bags, all shot against an authentic Shetland backdrop. The patterns are thoughtfully written with clear charts and descriptions for knitters of all abilities, and you get to learn a little more about each designer who has contributed to the book, their background and how they approach their craft. Whether you are just starting to explore stranded knitting, or are accomplished in your craft, you are sure to find a project to delight you in these pages. Juliet Bernard, founding editor of The Knitter.