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Great book, I use my copy constantly
on 16 May 2016
Fantastic book of Fair Isle Patterns, if you are interested in a pattern book of traditional Fair Isle designs this is the book for you! However this book is mostly a pattern book than a how-to instruction guide. Like her book on Nordic designs the author assumes the knitting is somewhat familiar with the technique, that said if a beginner starts out with the simpler designs that have no more than five to seven stitches between the rows they should be fine.
Also the designs in either book can be used as either traditional Fair Isle where the background colors change in the middle of the design sequence or in the traditional Nordic version where one background color is used throughout a design pattern.
While they are technically two different styles of knitting, both Scotland and the Nordic countries have strong historical connections and many basic designs are found in both places.