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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good for the experienced knitter, 9 Oct. 2008
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Lesley Darcy (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting (Hardcover)
Sheila McGregor's book is an ideal starting point for experienced knitters who want a library of traditional Fair Isle patterns so they can design their own garments. The history of Fair Isle knitting is an absorbing read and explanations of the techniques are good, although for an inexperienced knitter they may be quite daunting.

It's mainly illustrated with black and white photographs (the pattern charts are b&w grids - like graph paper with dots for the stitches) so if you are used to the beautiful colour photography of books from Rowan etc this book will seem, at first, rather ancient. But give it a go - it's still very inspiring.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Useful Book on Fairisle, 9 May 2009
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Freespirit "bo3ss" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting (Hardcover)
This is a useful book all about fairisle patterns and knitting. The downside is that it is mostly black and white so you do not get the inspiration from 'colour' of some other fairisle books. However, the instructions are straightforward and fairly easy to understand as are the pattern charts. Although aimed at the experienced knitter, I do not feel that this is beyond the scope of some who just wants to give fairisle a go for the first time. The main thing about fairisle knitting is patience, concentration and lots of it! A jumper can take up to 100hrs to complete - not for the fainthearted but if you like a challenge go for it. Keep the art alive!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fair Isle Knitting, 7 July 2009
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Deborah "Deborah" (Hove,, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting (Hardcover)
This is a lovely book for anyone interested in traditional or Fair Isle knitting. I believe that a facsimile paperback copy is available, but the original hardback is probably nicer.

There are wonderful charts in the back section of the book grouped in stitch number widths. This would be very useful when designing a sweater from scratch.

The history and photos are also fascinating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Fairisle, 15 Nov. 2012
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This is another must have book for anyone interested in Fairisle knitting, design, colour and construction and is a dream to own, you won't be disappointed, well worth the money. Far better than I expected!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful book, 21 May 2013
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I already have this book,i got it from a freind,one of my other freinds was looking at it and asked me to get her one,because there's so many patterns in it.highly recommended by both of us.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good item, 26 Mar. 2015
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Mary Kersey (West Walesl UK) - See all my reviews
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good item, good service
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The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor (Hardcover - 25 Jun. 1981)
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