For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favourite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, including charming motifs of stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns, and more. Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read colour charts, and a reverse colourway suggestion. With clear details on reading colour charts, and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of colour, and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects.
Mary Jane Mucklestone is a hand knitting designer who loves folk and ethnic knitting. Her book 200 Fair Isle Designs provied to be an instant classic. She is a popular teacher specialising in lively, fun and informative classes, giving her students the courage to try something new. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles, earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School for Design, and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. She was photostylist for Interweave Knits Magazine, has taught handwork to the early grades in a Waldorf School, as well as working for years int he fashion industry in New York City, and the related fields of advertising and interior design. Mary Jane lives and works in rural Maine, where she needs to wear a sweater year-round! Follow her adventures on her website MaryJaneMucklestone.com
Prelims 5pp Introduction 2pp Chapter One: How To Use This Book 2pp Chapter Two: The Basics 14pp Chapter Three: Use of Colour, Use of Motifs 8pp Chapter Four: Swatch Directory 116pp Chapter Five: Projects 10pp Index and Credits 3pp