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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; New edition, Expanded edition (Oct. 20 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486484637
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486484631
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

An acclaimed textile designer, author, artist, and photographer, Alice Starmore is a native of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles, and her classic Book of Fair Isle Knitting is the work that introduced Americans to the popular traditional technique.

4 Questions with Alice Starmore: An Exclusive Dover Interview
Alice Starmore has a fascinating tale to tell. We spoke to the author of the #1 crafts bestseller Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting about her knitting background, professional start, and more.

Clearly, knitting is a deeply ingrained facet of the culture of Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Did your mother teach you to knit?
My mother taught me to knit when I was very young. She was a dressmaker as well as a knitter and our house was a place of constant creativity. I was also born at a time when most women knitted as a matter of course, and I had three aunts who had been fisher girls in their youth and were experts at making traditional fishermen's gansies.

I understand that your first language is Gaelic — do you still speak it?
Yes I still speak Gaelic. The Isle of Lewis, where I live, is in the Outer Hebrides the heartland of Gaelic and the only place where you will hear the language in everyday use.

How did you get your start professionally?
I designed a small collection of knitwear in 1975 and successfully sold it in London boutiques. It was featured in a national newspaper and from that small beginning my knitting career evolved in ways that were quite unimaginable to me when I began.

Your books are known and loved around the world, and you've adapted design elements from the textile arts of many countries into your repertoire. Are you still discovering "new" aspects of knitting and fabric arts from other cultures?
I am interested in everything. I find inspiration in all aspects of the world around me. There is enough inspiration in the natural world on my doorstep to last many lifetimes. I am also inspired by art, culture, history, science and music. My own culture features widely in my design work but I have always been interested in other cultures and in other places. My main problem is that I cannot possibly live long enough to produce work from the amount of ideas that come into my head.


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I hesitated to buy the book since I have the original Fair Isle Knitting but I found lots of new patterns. I also like the organization by country. The book is in black and white which I love. I find colours in chart to distracting from the motif. In black and white, I can imagine the motif in lots of different colours more easily.
I really good addition to personal library.
I woud have like it if the book had been spiral bound to keep pages open more easily
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I own many books for color knitting, including Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting, but this Dover edition takes the cake. The price of the book is very good for the many, many (too many to count) patterns published in it.

Not only that there is a real attention to giving an assortment of different types of patterns, allover patterns, border patterns, single motifs, vertical motifs, you name it, it's in.

The book is organised in these practical sections: Introduction, Designing Patterned Sweaters, Traditional Knitting Patterns (subdivided into: Norway; Sweden; Finland; Latvia, Estonia and Lituania; Russia, South America), Adapted Patterns (subdivided into: Celtic, Greece, Caucasus, Middle East, Far East), The Continuing Story (which is mostly constituted of motifs inspired from nature or landscapes and is subdivided into the following sections: Birds and Flowers, Sea and Shoreline, The Inner Landscape), A Word on Colour, Alice Starmore (R) yarns (advertisement for Alice Starmore' yarn business) and About the Author.

The design your own sweater is best kept to those knitters who have a little experience in veering off pattern instructions. The author explains how to design from actual measurements and though this is invaluable, it may seem daunting for beginners.

The stitch patterns are only black and white, and don't use symbols to suggest the color changes either. This is perhaps the main drawback of the book, though there are photographs of knitted pieces (some models with a sweater, some are close-up pieces of the knit fabric) which are in colour and very beautiful. The stitch counts and row counts are not given, and you're left to distinguish the pattern repeat and symmetry add-on stitches by yourself.
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As a knitter who loves doing fair isle and multi-coloured knitting, Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting was a wonderful addition to my knitting books. I have the reprint of Alice's last Fair Isle book and this one has many different patterns from around the world that are not included in her previous text. Alice's books are a must if you like coloured strand work.
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Cet ouvrage comporte énormément de modèles à réaliser. Ce qu'il manque, par contre, c'est que le nombre de rangs de hauteur et le nombre de maille de largeur ne sont pas indiqués pour chaque motif, alors il faut compter soi-même chaque petit point... Mais le choix de motifs est très varié et très amusant.
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"Charts for Color Knitting" couldn't have a more obvious title if it tried. It's exactly what it says on the cover: tons of charts from all over Europe and beyond that can be used in stranded knitting. I especially like that Starmore doesn't shove her colour preferences into the charts and just gives shapes; to be honest I'm not fond of her colour choices, and the plain black-and-white charts make it easier for me to decide what colours I want to use.

There's very little I'd change: perhaps more charts and fewer photographs (and especially less/no advertising for Starmore - we get it, we already bought the book), and it would be nice if it had been spiral bound so it would lie flat. But really, you can't complain too much about this book given what it does contain.
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