The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way


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Author: Janie Bajus

Have you always wanted to knit your very own Fair Isle garment, but been unsure how to start? This type of color knitting seems very complex, but The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way will guide you, step by step, through every part of designing and knitting whatever you dream of: bold or quiet, traditional or modern, bright or pastel. The author has taught workshops on Fair Isle design to hundreds of knitters. The Joy of Color is her workshop in book form, offering a proven method for starting and finishing a Fair Isle garment. The book is divided into six chapters: 1. Getting Started 2. Color 3. Motifs 4. Garments 5. Techniques 6. Getting It Done Each chapter includes case studies of the author's garments, action steps, suggested resources, and inspirational quotes. Also included in the book are stories by 13 students about the development of their garments, sharing their successes and disappointments. This is not a pattern collection, but there are templates for small projects (cap, tam, fingerless mitts, scarf), useful for testing designs. A comprehensive index is included.