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'200 Fair Isle Motifs' filled with colorful inspiration

If you’ve ever entertained the idea of learning Fair Isle knitting techniques, then run to your nearest bookstore and pick up  a copy of “200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter’s Directory” (Interweave Books/$24.95).

Known for her amazing Fair Isle and colorwork designs, knitwear designer Mary Jane Mucklestone will inspire knitters of all skill levels with her unique collection of motifs. She makes creating the designs simple with easy-to-follow instructions, accompanied by charts and photographs. She also offers information on selecting colors for a particular project.

The book will enable you to better understand and reproduce patterns for this stranded colorwork that’s often thought to be difficult because of the different designs created with color.

Just think how much more creativity you’ll be able to add to some of your favorite patterns!