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Less than a year ago the call went out for knitters to help costume the film “Tell Them of Us”, the story of one family from one village in Lincolnshire during WW1. As over a hundred knitters from the UK and North America worked on knitting and crochet patterns from the period interest grew, and the idea of a book of the patterns was born.
Over the years, Liz has used mini shawls to teach the construction of shawls in workshops. Now she has collected these together, and along with many others designed specially for this book, she has made them available to those not able to travel to Orkney.
This is a how-to book for knitters who are new to Fair Isle. It also includes a section on colour, and gives suggestions for putting together your own charts. There is a section on the history of Fair Isle knitting, along with a piece about a fibre trip to Shetland.
VOL 1.jpgOrkney, a group of islands to the north of Scotland, has its own knitting traditions. This book uses eight lace patterns used in Orkney over the years as the basis of a collection of items for you, your family and your home, Some of the lace patterns are shared with Shetland, but others seem to be found only within the islands.