faire isle advice

i am going to make my first attempt at faire isle. any suggestions on a good pattern book? there are so many

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smalltownknitguy's picture

I have not attempted fair isle yet, but have checked out Alice Starmore's book of Fair Isle knitting from our library several times. I think i remember it being very detailed with information on the technique, tips and patterns.
Try your library before you buy.

rjr585's picture

I have The Art of Fair Isle Knitting by Ann Feitelson. I think it is a valuable resource.

Tom Hart's picture

I like it, too.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Alice Starmore has got to be my hands-down favorite! I am anxiously trying to clear my knitting desk in order to start knitting Henry VIII.

Kenny's picture

Try Don's Vest from Latvian knitting. It's only 2 colors and it's pretty easy. That was MY first fair isle. Plus it's a vest, so no sleeves for a beginning project. you can see it on my blog or ravelry page if you want. I'll post it on here too.

http://www.boiknit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/DonModelFront02.jpg

steve kadel's picture

thank you all for your help and suggestions. i am getting excited

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steve kadel's picture

thank you all for your help and suggestions. i am getting excited

i picked a terrible day to give up sniffing glue

we put birds on things

steve kadel's picture

thank you all for your help and suggestions. i am getting excited

i picked a terrible day to give up sniffing glue

we put birds on things

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Both Starmore and Feitelson have very good books on the subject. Starmore's also has fairly straightforward instructions as to how to do all the stuff necessary to make a successful first project. Lots of luck and keep us posted. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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