Fair Isle Weekend by Mary Jane Mucklestone


Fair Isle Weekend takes you on an exciting trip to Fair Isle, a windswept island in Shetland, famous for its traditional colourwork knitting. During her numerous trips to Fair Isle, Mary Jane has been fascinated and inspired by the island's rich textile traditions, learning about Fair Isle knitting by looking at old textiles and sharing stories and knowledge around a cup of tea. Now, she has created a gorgeous collection of designs which she would take with her for a weekend trip to Shetland when a carry-on bag is all you take with you.

"So I invite you to join us, this small band of travelling friends, sharing a little glimpse of the isle from my outsider's perspective. I offer you a small collection in my own style of Fair Isle knitting, which I hope honours the tradition, even though my work isn't especially traditional."

Mary Jane Mucklestone is a knitwear designer, teacher, and author specialising in Fair Isle knitting also called stranded knitting. Her work has been featured in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and various books. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles, earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School of Design and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. With her friend Gudrun Jonston, they host popular once in a lifetime trips to Shetland. Fair Isle Weekend will be her fifth book. Find more about Mary Jane at maryjanemucklestone.com.

This high-quality hardcover book contains eight beautiful colourwork patterns ranging from small projects like wristlets to yoked sweaters (two sweaters, one vest, two hats, one cowl, one pair of fingerless mitts, one pair of wristlets). See all designs on Laine's website or on Ravelry.

  • 101 pages
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover, banner
  • Weight: 570 g / 1.3 lb
  • Print only, no digital download code available.

Printed in Latvia.

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