Arans, Guernseys & Fair Isles

Arans, Guernseys & Fair Isles

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  1. A Shetlander's Fair Isle Graph Book in Colour
    $40.00

    From the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers, and Dyers. Through this unique book, knitters are presented with a wealth of hand-drawn color-pattern charts, both Fair Isle and Norwegian. The archival pages (from the 1930s and 1940s) are reproduced from two journals which were used by Shetland knitters who worked for Anderson & Co. The charts are a product of their time; I was fascinated to find, rather than little colored dots in each grid-square, occasional areas of a single color sketched in as one block in crayon. Both the charts and the employment of color are "...classic, authentic Shetland Fair Isle patterns and colourways." Looking at the charts, I imagine I am seeing the motifs directly through the Fair Isle knitter's eye. Lovely! Softcover. Learn More
  2. Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook
    $29.95

    A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your Own. I have admired Norah Gaughan's designs for decades, and think of her as the Queen of Cables. This book presents 150 of them - each with a photo, chart, and verbal instructions - as well as 15 of the author's imaginative designs for pullovers and hats, plus a cardigan, skirt, afghan, poncho, vest, scarf, and wrap. Most of the cables are original to the wondrous author. Hardcover. 275pp. Learn More
  3. Inspired by Islay

    Inspired by Islay

    Kate Davies
    $39.00

    Inspired by Islay is Kate Davies’ newest knitting book of 12 assorted designs for scarves, stockings, a blanket, cap, and a number of sweaters for men and women. To this is added a series of wonderful photographs, plus 4 essays on wildlife, history, and handcrafts of this lovely Hebridean island. Softcover. Learn More
  4. Shetland

    Shetland

    Marie Wallin
    $36.95

    Marie Wallin’s beautiful collection, Shetland, gives us 12 new designs: pullovers, cardigans, caps and scarves - dramatically photographed in the Shetland islands. The garments all call for ‘our’ Shetland Spindrift wool. Pre-order.

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  5. Fair Isle Knitting Patterns
    $30.00
    On Backorder

    Fair Isle Knitting Patterns, Reproducing the known work of Robert Williamson Another ‘must have’ book for knitters who cannot ever have enough options for Fair Isle and color-pattern knitting. The author has collected a wealth of charts for knitting Fair Isle garments - which include a full alphabet (in elegant script) and a section for knitting Tartans (for which you may have to carry more than 5 stitches, and possibly carry three colors at once). Spiral-bound. Autographed by author. Learn More
  6. The Joy of Color

    The Joy of Color

    Janine Bajus
    $40.00
    On Backorder

    This amazing new book, The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way, from Fair Isle master, Janine Bajus, is a remarkable resource for color knitting. The author has developed a unique set of instructions which simplify the task of selecting and placing different colors for knitters to design their own Fair Isle garments. There is extensive information on everything from color selection to shaping technique to swatching, charting, centering, and finishing details. Included are 13 beautiful and inspiring examples of original Fair Isles created by Janine’s students, who show that the craft is accessible to anyone. In fact, the book artfully guides the knitter with tasks, tips, case studies, student stories, and heartfelt practical and philosophical encouragement. With an introduction by Meg Swansen. Softcover. 156 pages.

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  7. Knitting With Two Colors

    Knitting With Two Colors

    Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen
    $24.95

    An extremely thorough and comprehensive reference book. A guide for those new to 2-color knitting, as well as an excellent source of advanced techniques for experienced knitters, including methods developed by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Amy Detjen, Joyce Williams, Janine Bajus, and Cully Swansen. An essential companion for the multitude of color patterns and color charts available in our knitting world. You will find extensive instructions for custom sizing and centering patterns, as well as step by step directions to help you design and knit multiple styles of 2-color garments. Detailed photos and examples throughout. Softcover. Learn More
  8. Knitting Tams: Charted Fair Isle Designs
    $15.00

    Mary is a magician - mixing patterns and colors to create beautiful, functional works of art. All seventeen of the new tams in the booklet feature comprehensive charts - we think you’ll love knitting these wonderful little jewels. You can play with Fair Isle patterns and colors without having to commit to an entire sweater. Most of the tams are knit in the beautiful Shetland Spindrift, available in over 200 sparkling colors. Includes 2 larger tams in our Regal and Quebecoise wools. Learn More
  9. Michael Pearson's Traditional Knitting
    $22.95

    It has been a long wait for the reprint of Traditional Knitting: Aran, Fair Isle & Fisher Ganseys, but we are knitters – one stitch at a time – and we know how to be patient. It has been well worth the wait to have this classic book, updated by the author, back in our midst. These timeless sweaters are always a pleasure to knit and Pearson's book will give you history, encouragement, inspiration, and quite likely a few new ideas. Softcover. Learn More
  10. Fair Isle Knitting
    $12.95

    Traditional patterns from the Faroe Islands. Small-repeat color charts, usually knitted in natural unbleached sheepswool; cream, grey and blacksheep. Use in traditional Fair Isles, or anywhere else! Softcover. Learn More

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