Fearless Fair Isle Knitting: 30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, Socks, Mittens, and More

Author(s): Kathleen Taylor


This title walks knitters of all levels through an intimidating technique. It features 30 stunning designs, including jumpers, socks, dresses, hats and bags. It yields delightfully vibrant results thanks to the simple patterns and large, easy-to-follow charts. In the past, knitters have considered Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting as it's also known, to be an advanced style that involves the frightening task of taking scissors to your hard-won work. As intimidating as this may seem, the cutting process, or steeking, is actually not something to worry about. In "Fearless Fair Isle Knitting", best-selling knitwear designer Kathleen Taylor walks knitters of all levels through the technique. With Taylor's simple patterns and large, easy-to-follow charts, the projects yield delightfully vibrant results. The 30 stunning designs, which represent Taylor's updates on classic Fair Isle motifs, include jumpers, socks, dresses, hats and bags. With this book, Fair Isle knitting has become more accessible than ever and serious knitters will agree that that's a beautiful thing.


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With over 30 years of knitwear design experience, Kathleen Taylor is the author of the best-selling The Big Book of Socks (9781600850851) I Heart Felt and has published over 500 craft and needlework articles in such magazines as Spin-Off, Crafts 'N Things and Knitting World. She has designed many knitwear projects exclusively for the Knit Picks yarn company. Check out her blog, Kathleen Taylor's DakotaDreams at http://kathleendakotadreams.blogspot.com/

General Fields

  • : 9781600853272
  • : Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • : Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • : February 2011
  • : 276mm X 216mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 746.432041
  • : 176
  • : full colour throughout, 33 illustrations, 48 photographs, includes charts & patterns
  • : Kathleen Taylor
  • : Paperback