Fair Isle Knitting. A practical handbook of traditional designs by Sarah Don.

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This vintage 1979 hardback knitting book was written by Sarah Don and has 125 pages. The book includes 13 Fair Isle patterns with associated photos and charts as well as a chapter describing the techniques used in these garments. There is also a chapter on the history of Fair Isle knitting (and a great photo of Stewart Thompson wearing his 'Sunday' jumper out in a field (pictured)).


Origins and Development of Fair Isle Knitting
- Beginnings
- Rise in popularity
- Wool

Practical Guidelines
- How to use the charts
- Colours
- Repeat numbers
- Knitting on the round
- Circular needles
- Circular knitting on 3 or more needles
- The knitting belt
- Stranding
- 'Weaving in'
- Tensions
- Shetland 2-ply jumper yarn
- Yarns
- After-care
- Sizes
- Fitting
- Grafting

The Samples (example pictured)

The Garments
- Lady's round-neck jumper
- Child's Zip-neck jumper
- Fisherman's jumper
- Man's round-neck jumper
- Man's round-neck pullover
- Lady's yoked cardigan
- Child's hat and scarf
- Child's cardigan
- Man's cross-neck jumper (pictured)
- Man's V-neck pullover
- Boy's round -neck pullover
- Lady's hat, scarf and mittens
- Lady's jacket

The book is in excellent condition as the dust jacket has been covered in a non-adherent plastic. It has a bookplate from the previous owner on the title page. There are no other markings in the book.

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