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The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting – Stranded Colorwork | Fair Isle Patterns | Knitting Colorwork
Fair Isle knitting may look complicated, but knitting expert Lynne Watterson lays out the basics in a way that is easy to follow and understand. She starts with an overview that covers everything from the best types of yarn suitable for Fair Isle patterns to beginner knitting techniques. Also included is a primer on how to read Fair Isle charts, plus an illustrated step-by-step guide to Fair Isle knitting showing complete beginners how to hold the yarns, strand across the back of knitting, link colors in, and how to weave in ends.
What are all of the fashionable pups wearing this year? Hand-knit sweaters, of course! Knitting is a trendy hobby, and what’s cuter than a dog in a sweater? Cable-knit, ribbed, raglan, chunky, turtleneck—you name it, and Redhound for Dogs has a pattern for it. You’ll love the fifteen knitting projects—fourteen sweaters and one blanket—ranked from “one paw” for a straightforward pattern to “three paws” for more complicated projects, as well as stunning photographs of adorable canine models.
Go BIG with Chunky Yarn Crochet! You will love this collection of patterns for cool accessories to gorgeous oversized home decor items including a Moroccan influenced pouffe. The on trend design and the fact that they stitch up so quickly when you use chunky yarn make these crochet projects irresistible.
Large stitches give a knitted piece great visual texture. These minimalist patterns use various sizes of bulky yarn in great projects for you and your home.
If you’re a fan of both knitting and crocheting, then Tunisian crochet is for you! Tunisian crochet is a needlework technique that borrows elements from both knitting and crocheting and is often referred to as “Afghan crochet” or “Afghan stitch”. A special hook called an Afghan hook is used for this method of crochet.
750 Knitting Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to knit primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your knitted items.
500 Crochet Stitches is both a stitch guide and a how-to-crochet primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your crochet items.
Explore the color-rich world of knitting with 200 Fair Isle Motifs.
The mysteries of Fair Isle knitting are revealed! 200 Fair Isle Motifs offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colorwork. 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. Mary Jane Mucklestone offers expert tips on choosing colors, helping you decide which colors to choose in any knitted colorwork design. Organized by row and stitch count, it’s easy to find the perfect motif for a project.
Each swatch is accompanied by a large, detailed photograph of the knitted sample, a color guide to the yarns used, a traditional black and white chart for experienced knitters, and easy-to-read color-accurate chart for the swatch, and color variations.
Confidently infuse colorwork into your knitted creations with 200 Fair Isle Motifs.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Interweave; 10/30/11 edition (November 29, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
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