The book of Fair Isle knitting is at long, long last back in print! Dover Press deserves a nod of thanks (and maybe a Fair Isle scarf or two) for having produced Starmore’s keynote book with the same care and quality of the original. ALL the color photos and color drawings are there – in color, not as the black and white reproductions that grace far too many resurrected knitting classics. The cover is sturdier than the typical softbound book and paper quality is very high grade. This means that this classic book will do what a classic book ought to do – remain in beautiful condition for generations.
More importantly, of course, is that Alice Starmore’s incomparable unveiling of the art of Fair Isle knitting is not just the most complete resource on the subject that is available, but also a journey into the world of color and fiber and design that both inspires and enlightens. Her own designs are represented by the “Wardrobe of Patterns” that closes the book. Those sweaters (for all sizes and tastes) and accessories alone are worth the price of the book and will keep your needles clicking for years. What you’ll learn about color and pattern and technique along the way is simply priceless.
Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting is treasure, not just a must-have.