Synopses & Reviews
Knit colorful hats, gloves, and sweaters in the Shetland tradition.
Ann Feitelson applies ardent dedication to her research. She leads readers through the history of Fair Isle knitting to an examination of the style's techniques, explicating not only the unique colorways and patterns, but such valuable details as ways to hold the yarn. An accomplished knitter herself, Feitelson presents twenty-three original Fair Isle designs, and encourages readers to create their own. A chapter on math is both easy to follow and invaluable for planning sizes and patterns, while a glossary of Shetland knitting terms links a way of life that is largely gone with the knowledge and skills that The Art of Fair Isle Knitting helps to preserve.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181) and index.