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Fair Isle Knitting and Design

Traditional Fair Isle knitting and design skills were originally handed down from one Shetland generation to the next, with new generations experimenting, adapting, and extending the patterns to develop the Fair Isle knitting we see today. The distinctive combination of colors and patterns, ranging from the simple to the highly intricate, continues to inspire knitters worldwide. Five original designs, with further ideas for modification and development, are included, as well as guidance on adapting and designing Fair Isle projects of your own.