Many people use the term fair isle when they mean stranded knitting, and this is inaccurate. Starmore doesnt just provide 14 terrific fair isle patterns, she overs the history of fair isle, the development of stitch patterns, provides an extensive compilation of patterns, and a lengthy chapter on designing your own cap, tam, and gansey. Fair isle sweaters simplified book by ann bourgeois. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting patterns ravelry. In a fair isle group on facebook, someone showed a photo of a sweater they had just finished and i fell in love. Some of the sweater color combinations are heinous. Fair isle knitting has been replicated worldwide but the genuine article can only be found on the three. It begins with a history of fair isle knitting, then. 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.
Knittingscottish and fair islepatterns, knitting, books barnes. Fair isle knitwear, exclusively designed by mati ventrillon, inspired by fair isles tradition, hand crafted for life. Fair isle or stranded knitting can look quite modern as it does here. I believe that the only way to preserve a tradition is. Pattern book features fair isle instructions for 9 short and long sleeved fitted sweaters, cardigans and vests. Fair isle knitting patchwork times by judy laquidara. This is an excellent fair isle book, although not a complete guide to this particular subject matter. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting dover knitting, crochet, tatting. 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. Outstanding knitting book the essential book on fair isle knitting. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting by alice starmore. Bakka contemporary fair isle knitwear hand crafted in shetland. Fair isle knitting patterns lovecrafts, loveknittings new home.
I arrived on fair isle, in scotlands shetland islands, intent upon buying a sweater. Our hurt book sale is happening now, so give one of these lovelies a good home. I thought i had knitted this sweater in the mid80s, but the of the book is 1988, so i guess i must have made it no earlier than 1989. Now theres an easier way to knit in the fair isle style. This couple is fully dedicated to all things sheep, producing wool and dyeing it to knit their sweaters, which are beautiful.
Explore our list of knittingscottish and fair islepatterns books at. Oct 07, 2015 in her book how to select color palettes for knitting and other fiber arts, nancy explains how to use a basic color wheel to plan out color combinations and proportions for more successful fair isle. This collection of 17 fair isle knitting patterns is a great place to start if youre uneasy about giving stranded colorwork a try, or if youre a seasoned pro who just wants some ideas for his or her next project. Its exciting to turn your imagination into reality and also satisfying to contribute a unique design to an historical tradition. Dramatic sleeves put a playful twist on the favorite winter knit. Be the first to ask a question about alice starmores book of fair isle knitting. This technique is also referred to as true fair isle, from the island located between scotland and norway where the intricate fair isle style of knitting with multiple colors originated. She said she got the pattern out of mary jane mucklestones fair isle style book.
You may see a gorgeous fair isle pattern, like the ivy league vest, and due to discontinued yarns, availability, or cost, you need to choose. See more ideas about fair isle knitting, knitting and knitting for beginners. Fair isle sweaters simplified, the original philosophers. More details ralph lauren childrenswear boys reindeer fair isle knit sweater, size 624 months details ralph lauren childrenswear knit sweater with fair isle pattern and reindeer logo intarsia. Designed by katie green for blacker yarns, this gorgeous cowl may not be what comes to mind when you think of fair isle knitting. There are thousands of fair isle designs in the world, but often none of them are exactly what you would make if left to your own devices. Why fair isle sweaters have a threeyear waiting list. Why fair isle sweaters have a threeyear waiting list conde. Now, 30 years later, im hesitant for the first time i guess because the bar seems to have been raised since then in terms of selecting colors, and so many. Fair isle sweaters simplified, their first book, collects their bestselling knitwear patterns into one beautiful volume. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting patterns.
This 1998, 2009 edition, of alice starmores book of fair isle knitting has a soft cover. In fair isle knitting, only 2 colors are used per round and yarn is carried for a limited number of stitches. Fair isle sweaters simplified, the original philosopher. Buy a cheap copy of fair isle sweaters simplified book by ann bourgeois. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. In her book how to select color palettes for knitting and other fiber arts, nancy explains how to use a basic color wheel to plan out color combinations and proportions for more successful fair isle. Daisy and i want to share one of our favorite books, wanderlust by tanis gray. I created this design to circle around my tulip socks, but fair isle can show up on yokes, cuffs, hats, mittens, anywhere.
There is a pattern for a miniature fair isle teddy bear size sweater aka tea cozy in nicky epsteins book, knitting on top of the world, and here is a blog post with many photos from someone who has made this for reference she made this as her first time steeking project. The basic motifs, flat construction, and bulky yarn combine into a sweater thats as easy to knit as a singlecolored version would be. Bakka contemporary fair isle knitwear hand crafted in. Jun 12, 2015 our hurt book sale is happening now, so give one of these lovelies a good home. Traditional fair isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two.
This is a great pattern if youre looking to practice some fair isle. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting dover knitting, crochet, tatting, lace show more. For the knitter whose primary style of knitting is left handed or european both colors can be carried on the left hand. Daisy is pretty sure i need the mittens or fair isle infinity cowl from this book. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting dover knitting, crochet. Sep 11, 2017 i arrived on fair isle, in scotlands shetland islands, intent upon buying a sweater. Fair isle knitting patterns for knitters looking to advance their skills and stitch awesome iconic colour work, look no further than this beautiful collection of fair isle knitting patterns. I bought this book because i want to design my own fair isle sweaters and hats. See more ideas about knitting charts, knitting, fair isle.
Fair isle jamieson and smith, real shetland wool, fair isle. Knitted fair isle sweater copied from a picture in. These 16 luxurious, colorsplashed sweater patterns use speedy circular needles and four simple stitches. Get free shipping and the best prices on mens sweatshirts and fleece. We love to pin and share fair isle knitting tips and ideas click follow for lots of inspiration. Famous for its birds, knitwear and historic shipwrecks, fair isle is a tiny jewel of an island, halfway between orkney and shetland, owned by the national trust for scotland. The 70 or so islanders mostly live at the more fertile southern end. There is also a norwegian sweater pattern for an 18 doll sold by.
To view short excerpts from our video, the original philosophers twohanded fair isle and other stories which in its complete version approx. Jun 06, 2017 fair isle is a very specific type of stranded knitting from fair isle, a tiny island in the north of scotland and part of the shetland islands. We prioritize health and safety as we reopen stores at selected locations. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting by alice starmore viewing as a guest user. Just follow the instructions, weve done the math for you and included 25 sizes. Discover the colorful world of fair isle knitting, intarsia, and colorwork with instructional books to guide you as well as pattern collections for sweaters. Fair isle s oceanic climate brings stormy but fairly. Fair isle knitting patterns lovecrafts, loveknittings. In addition to making and dyeing their own yarn, ann and eugene sell pattern kits and a popular video featuring their twohanded fair isle knitting technique. Its aim is to promote and help preserve the cultural heritage of a uniquely shetland product. Polo ralph lauren fair isle wool blend slack socks. Sixteen sophisticated sweater patterns feature stunning stars, stained glass, garden patches, and fractured diamonds, plus the popular color your own pattern. Fair isle is a very specific type of stranded knitting from fair isle, a tiny island in the north of scotland and part of the shetland islands. Heres a pattern thats far from a traditional fair isle a bit more nordic which will help this piece stand out.
The peigi cardigan is my 30th anniversary design taken from a swatch in the book that i based on the pebbles of the geodh. Fair isle is a beautiful knitting technique thats used to create some gorgeous garments, but it can be a little daunting for novice knitters. Knitted fair isle sweater copied from a picture in alice. In fair isle knitting, only 2 colors are used per round and yarn is carried for a limited number of stitches across the back of the work. I believe that the only way to preserve a tradition is to contemporarise it, to use it. Fair isle jamieson and smith, real shetland wool, fair. Go monochrome with this oversize fair isle sweater thatll match pretty much everything. With rich and detailoriented knitting projects including hats, socks, mittens, jumpers and cardigans which all use this classic colorswitching knitting. Fair isle knitting gained considerable popularity when the prince of wales later edward viii wore fair isle jumpers in public in 1921. Whether youre creating a simple design feature around a sweater collar or sleeve or working up a complex design throughout your.
Why not cut your colorwork teeth on this supersimple cardigan. In addition, the book includes 16 of our sweater designs. Dec 21, 2016 i made a fair isle sweater and matching ski hat, and a little bathrobe for my now 35 baby, all with fair isle bands, before i knew i should be scared of it. The fair isle sweater trend was actually popularized by the prince of wales, who wore a fair isle design sweater vest called tank tops by the english, much like an american sweater is referred to as a jumper in the uk, too and ignited a trend among his followers and people to do the same. Fair isle fral is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours.
I cant remember the last time i made a pattern from anything other than an electronic copy. Shop for fair isle sweater sweaters online at target. This collection of divine fair isle knitting patterns bring together a host of projects, from hats and sweaters to mittens and kidswear. Aug 15, 2007 there is a pattern for a miniature fair isle teddy bear size sweater aka tea cozy in nicky epsteins book, knitting on top of the world, and here is a blog post with many photos from someone who has made this for reference she made this as her first time steeking project. Copied from a picture in alice starmores book of fair isle knitting. I made a fair isle sweater and matching ski hat, and a little bathrobe for my now 35 baby, all with fair isle bands, before i knew i should be scared of it.478 211 448 155 1124 1198 227 939 676 1033 172 684 820 1553 217 1142 1521 1152 1599 299 1450 234 1099 471 230 864 802 158 178 181 478 1449 732 1066 1165 619 2