Easy Fair Isle Knitting: 26 Projects with a Modern Twist (Paperback)
This collection of easy Fair Isle knits from renowned knitwear designer Martin Storey has 26 designs for you, your home; and your friends and family, all of which use only two colors in a row. Well within the grasp of even a novice Fair Isle knitter. Martin has included a range of softly colored cushions, some in contemporary geometric motifs and others with a more traditional theme. All in delicious color blends guaranteed to enhance a plain sofa, bed or chair. His stunning small Christmas Tree blanket is a show-stopper with its little Fair Isle and garter stitch trees appliqu d to knitted square in a rainbow rich toning colors. A couple of sleeveless slipovers feature a Fair Isle border above the welt, with a softly blended simple striped pattern above. A lovely shrug and cowl have a traditional Fair Isle pattern picked out with embroidery. Cowls, scarves, hats, gloves and socks feature a range of different Fair Isle motifs mixed with soft stripes or traditional "Bird's Eye" patterns. A pretty knitted bag, cute i-pad and i-phone covers make great additional projects.
Martin Storey has acquired an international reputation as a knitwear designer at the top of his game. After working for the prestigious knit design company Artwork in London for many years, Martin moved to become one of Rowan Yarns' top designers. He is particularly known for his brilliant colorwork and wonderful textured knit designs. He has authored eight books, many of them also sold in the UK, Germany, and Scandinavia.