200 Fair Isle Designs

Knitting Charts, Combination Designs, and Colour Variations

Author: Mary Mucklestone

Publisher: Search

ISBN: 9781844486922

Category: Knitting

Page: 208

View: 1309

This is a comprehensive guide to 200 beautiful Fair Isle designs. From simple one row 'peerie' patterns to complex allover repeats, the 200 knitted samples contained in this book will thrill and inspire the knitter, experienced and beginner alike.
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200 Fair Isle Motifs

A Knitter's Directory

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596684379

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 8730

The comprehensive guide to Fair Isle knitting motifs! The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! 200 Fair Isle Motifs offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colorwork. From simple single row patterns to complex all-over motifs, you'll find colorways that will thrill and inspire your knitting, whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter. By using the easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate color changes, and clear photographs of each sample swatch, you'll find yourself creating beautiful Fair Isle designs in no time. Organized by row count and stitch count, 200 Fair Isle Motifs makes it easy for you to find the perfect motif for your projects. Confidently infuse colorwork into your knitting with 200 Fair Isle Motifs.
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Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting

Author: Alice Starmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486484637

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 153

View: 2722

Features traditional and original patterns that can be used to create knitted sweaters, along with projects for patterned sweaters and her advice for determining a design's color scheme.
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Mastering Color Knitting

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 030796549X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 3076

One of the reasons knitting and colorwork master Melissa Leapman first learned to knit was her wish to make one special project—a sweater using Fair Isle technique. Now, for the first time, she brings her passion for advanced color knitting to knitters who want to knit with any and every color of yarn they can wrap around their needles. Conquer classic stranded knitting, “draw” images in yarn using intarsia, and make two projects in one with reversible double knitting. Leapman’s clear instruction proves that knitting with multiple colors may appear more complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. She includes the quickest, easiest, and most intuitive methods for each technique, using knowledge honed over years of color knitting workshops with knitters from across the country. Once you’ve learned the basics, practice your new skills by creating projects for yourself, your friends, and everyone on your gift list. Each chapter includes a handful of sample projects to get you started, a Designer Workshop that teaches you important concepts in every designer’s toolbox, and a pattern treasury of unique patterns to apply to projects of your own creation—more than 50 patterns and 12 projects in all. Throughout, Leapman’s helpful collection of how-tos, diagrams, tips, and hints (including a refresher course in color theory to help you choose the perfect color combinations) makes Mastering Color Knitting the book you’ll turn to for information and inspiration time and time again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

Multicolor Yarns, Plain and Textured Stripes, Entrelac and Double Knitting, Stranding and Intarsia, Mosaic and Shadow Knitting, 150 Color Patterns

Author: Margaret Radcliffe

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126634

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 5767

Imagine a softly striped crib blanket knit in the comforting colors of the nursery. Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you’ll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and professional secrets revealed in The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques. Multicolor knitting techniques are explained with step-by-step illustrations and photographs accompanied by instructive text. Complete chapters on stripes, stitch effects, succeeding with multicolor yarns, stranded knitting, and intarsia cover the theory and how-to behind each method and offer creative solutions for handling tangled yarn, estimating yarn quantities of each color, holding on to all those ends, and employing stunning finishing techniques. A final chapter describes more unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.
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Knitting

Colour, structure and design

Author: Alison Ellen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977286

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 2063

Knitting: colour, structure and design takes a fresh approach to knitting, examining not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different stitches to change its stretch, drape and thickness. Once understood, the design and application potential of this textile technique is thrilling and endless. Written by a revered craftsman, this beautifully illustrated book encourages and inspires both experienced knitters and those new to the technique to have the confidence to experiment and develop their own designs. Topics covered: basic stitches, including many different ways of casting on and off, both decorative and functional; new approaches to construct fabric in any direction (not necessarily starting at the bottom and finishing at the top) in order to make any shape without sewn seams; an in-depth section on colour giving design ideas and techniques for knitting with colour; advice on dyeing your own yarns, including decorative effects such as dip-dyeing and tie-dyeing yarn; knitting patterns to suit a range of body shapes, with directions for personalizing these to your own requirements; an in-depth look at the technique of hand knitting, what effects can be created from different stitches and the way knitting is constructed by knitting in different directions. Aimed at those new to knitting, as well as advanced experimental knitters, it examines the technique from scratch as if it were a completely new technique to encourage deeper understanding. Beautifully illustrated with 247 stunning photographs and diagrams.
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Fair Isle Style

20 Fresh Designs for a Classic Technique

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596688995

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 8178

Hailing from a tiny island in the northern most island group of the British Isles, Fair Isle knitting has been produced for nearly 200 years and is still seen on runways today. Discover true Fair Isle knitting and build fantastic colorscapes--from elegant subtle shadings inspired by the natural landscape to exuberant riots of color for its own sake. Fair Isle Style is a book of projects to knit as well as a book about knitting the Fair Isle technique. This book offers a collection of patterns from a variety of established, rising, and new knitwear designers, and focuses on fresh, modern uses of color for today's knitters. A Design Notebook rounds out the book, giving readers further ideas to use Fair Isle knitting. Delight in a modern look for a traditional technique with Fair Isle Style.
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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

Author: Alice Starmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780486472188

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 199

View: 8154

A noted designer from the region of Scotland's Fair Isle explores the history and techniques of this distinctive, stranded-color knitting style and provides copious illustrated instructions for 14 original knitwear designs.
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Fabulous Fairisle

Author: John Allen

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780312061135

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 2514

Looks at the history of Fairisle knitting, identifies a variety of traditional patterns, and provides instructions for knitting crew necks and cardigans
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150 Scandinavian Motifs

The Knitter's Directory

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596688551

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 842

Attention all knitters! 150 Scandinavian Motifs is an inspirational collection of favorite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands. Included in this collection are colorful designs for: Stars Hearts Flowers Birds & animals Geometric patterns And, more! Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read color charts, and a reverse colorway suggestion. With clear details on reading color charts, and a full review of techniques for two-color knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. It also includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of color, and finishing techniques to help you to hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects!
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Knitting From the North

Author: Hilary Grant

Publisher: Kyle Books

ISBN: 0857835815

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 8043

In Knitting from the North Hilary Grant - who lives in Orkney, at the very north of Scotland, closer to Norway than London - has translated her most popular patterns from her luxury Scottish knitwear range into 30 colourful hand-knitting projects - hats, mittens, scarves and jumpers - to keep your hands warm and spirits high. Simple, clean shapes ensure that pattern and colour are at the forefront, creating modern yet timeless designs. Each project follows a pattern with a mitten, hat and scarf variation for a whole winter collection of accessories. Hilary also shares her inspiration behind the patterns, expert tips on finishing, as well as advice on colour and selecting yarns that enhance the lustre of the natural fibres, while inspirational photography provides a window on life at 59 North.
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The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting

Step-by-Step Techniques, Easy-to-Follow Stitch Patterns, and Projects to Get You Started

Author: Lynne Watterson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250016223

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1480

Covering everything from recommended yarn types and reading Fair Isle charts to beginner knitting skills, an introductory primer provides written and chart-form instructions for a range of Fair Isle stitch patterns that can be incorporated into a range of wearables and accessories. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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Fearless Fair Isle Knitting

30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, Socks, Mittens, and More

Author: Kathleen Taylor

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853277

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 169

View: 5519

Bestselling knitwear designer Taylor walks knitters of all levels through the Fair Isle knitting technique. With Taylor's simple patterns and large, easy-to-follow charts, the projects yield delightfully vibrant results. Includes 30 designs for sweaters, socks, mittens, and more.
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Color Knitting the Easy Way

Essential Techniques, Perfect Palettes, and Fresh Designs Using Just One Color at a Time

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307449424

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

View: 2802

A widely published knitwear designer who has been a featured guest on numerous craft television series counsels experienced knitters on the complexities of knit colorwork, offering insight into color fundamentals and techniques through 10 customizable projects. Original.
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I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting

Author: Sheila G. Joynes

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1609002334

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 40

View: 765

Presents step-by-step instructions and patterns for six Fair Isle knitting projects for hats and a garden cowl.
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Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook

A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your Own

Author: Norah Gaughan

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122918

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 9700

This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Knitting Nature,Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans and Comfort Knitting, and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers.
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AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

200 Modern Knitting Motifs

Author: Andrea Rangel

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632505538

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 164

View: 7530

200 new motifs for stranded colorwork in non-traditional charts derived from graphic design elements. Includes sections on choosing colors, working floats, reading charts, and five projects utilizing modern motifs.
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150 Scandinavian Knitting Designs

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844489343

Category: Knitting

Page: 160

View: 9701

100 authentic designs with actual-size swatches, charts, and patterns. For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is a collection of favourite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, including charming motifs of stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer and dancers.
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Latvian Dreams

Knitting from Weaving Charts

Author: Joyce Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780942018196

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 164

View: 8575

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