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200

Fair Isle Motifs


A Knitter’s Di rec tory

M a r y Ja ne M u ck l es tone
Swatch Directory

1 4  rows  
2 stitches 

4 4 4

1 1 1

2 4  rows  
2 stitches 

4 4 4

1 1 1

3 4  rows  
3 stitches 

4 4 4

1 1 1

4 4  rows  
3 stitches 

4 4 4

1 1 1

5 4  rows  
3 stitches 

4 4 4

1 1 1

6 4  rows  
4 stitches 

4 4 4

1 1 1

Charts for the knitted swatches at right.

2 4 4 4

1 1 1
7 13  rows  
20 stitches 

13 13

10 10

1 1

Chart for the knitted swatch above.

13

10

4
     
13 rows 20 stitches 8
13 13

10 10

1 1

Chart for the knitted swatch above.

13

10

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Swatch Directory

9 17

10

17

10

Chart for the knitted swatch above.

17

10

6
10

17

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Mix and Match


One approach to mixing
stitch patterns is to settle
on a couple of main
patterns you like and
then knit a swatch of
each using one or two
yarns in common. Then
select a pattern with a
shorter row repeat and
select a yarn in common
to one of the main motifs
and a contrasting yarn.
The swatch (right) has
been worked using three
stitch patterns; two are
repeated.

Motifs above (from the bottom):


145 17 172 17 145

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A Comprehensive Guide
to Fair Isle Knitting Motifs
The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! 200 Fair Isle Motifs offers simple
solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colorwork. From simple
single-row patterns to complex allover motifs, you’ll find colorways that will thrill
and inspire your knitting, whether you’re a beginner or experienced knitter.

With easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate color changes, and clear photo­graphs Mary Jane Mucklestone is a
of each sample swatch, you’ll find yourself creating beautiful Fair Isle designs in no handknitting designer who likes the
time. Organized by row count and stitch count, 200 Fair Isle Motifs makes it easy process of knitting as much as the
for you to find the perfect motif for your projects. end product that she creates.
She is known for her colorful and
Infuse your knitting with colorwork confidently with 200 Fair Isle Motifs. inventive Fair Isle and colorwork
designs featured in Interweave Knits,
Twist Collective, Classic Elite
Yarns, Alchemy Yarns, St. Denis
Magazine, and an assortment of
books, as well as at her website
maryjanemucklestone.com.

Paperback
8¾ x 8¾, 208 pages
ISBN 978-1-59668-437-9
$24.95
Available September 2011