Fair Isle Knitting and Design – a brief guide

Fair Isle Knitting and Design is a comprehensive guide to stranded colourwork as practised by the knitters of Fair Isle and Shetland. It is for knitters who wish to learn or improve their stranded colourwork technique as well as those who would like to create their own patterns and colour combinations.

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Snowtwig
Snowtwig wearing a blue and white Fair Isle hat

Snowtwig

Sometimes magic really does happen, especially when it snows.  Everywhere looks different covered in white.   Mysterious footprints appear; who are all these visitors you never see? One morning, after snowing all day then freezing all night, a small snowman appeared on top of a car, looking around for his…

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Fair Isle Yarn
Shade card from Jamieson's of Shetland

Fair Isle Yarn

As a knitter I love yarn and my favourite yarn is wool. I also love colour and the Fair Isle technique, so it was inevitable that eventually I should buy yarn from Shetland. Spindrift, from Jamieson's of Shetland, is spun from wool produced by Shetland sheep, and every process required…

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