Monday, February 6, 2012

That Wasn't All

I must confess that there actually was one more color book to arrive in my home in January.  For quite a while, I had two Fair Isle pattern books in my shopping cart at Amazon.  They were Alice Staremore's Charts for Color Knitting and 200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone.

After I received my book order from Schoolhouse Press, I felt that it was time to take a leap and pick one or the other of these Fair Isle chart books.  I choose:
This is a great book.  It has nearly 40 pages on the fundamentals of working in Fair Isle, some of which overlaps my Knitting With Two Colors book, and yet, they are a compliment to each other.  The charts (200 of them) are shown in black and white, as well as in two suggested color palletes per each motif.  In addition, there are charts showing how each motif may be expanded into an allover design (as opposed to just a patterned band as shown on the cover).  So many choices.

And did I mention it is colorful!  Joyously colorful!

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