Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher’s Wool [With Book Comes W/Flaps]


Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher’s Wool

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These vibrantly patterned sweaters come from Canada’s acclaimed Philosopher’s Wool Company, known best for their distinctive color palettes and two-handed Fair Isle method. Sixteen sophisticated sweater patterns feature stunning stars, stained glass, garden patches, and fractured diamonds, plus the popular “Color Your Own” pattern.

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  • Nancy A. Weiler says:
    65 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fair isle Swaters Simplified, July 22, 2000
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    Nancy A. Weiler (Tony, WIsconsin USA) –

    This review is from: Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher’s Wool [With Book Comes W/Flaps] (Paperback)
    This is a well ilustrated book on multiple color knitting for the novice as well as skilled knitter. The approach used in their video tape “The Original Philospher’s Two-Handed Fair Isle and Other Stories is shown here in sequential steps which should make it very easy for someone to learn to weave and carry one color in each hand. Photographs demonstrate how their eleven color families can be used in various designs to completely change the appearance of a sweater. Simple instructions are presented for knitting in the round and steeking to make the tubular construction into cardigans.Patterns are not just limited to the traditional Fair Isle but extend into geometric shapes and color shifting forms seen in the Fin and Feather design. This is one of the best books to come on the market in reference to technique and color.

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  • Nosewiper says:
    56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
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    What a nice book!, October 27, 2000
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    Nosewiper (Sterling Heights, MI United States) –

    This review is from: Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher’s Wool [With Book Comes W/Flaps] (Paperback)
    I had been meaning to attend one of Ann & Eugene’s seminars, if I ever got the chance, when a friend bought this book for me. It is delightful–fun reading, beautifully presented, and so far (halfway up the body tube of my first real sweater, with a completed doll cardigan to show that I could indeed do this) the instructions have been exceptionally clear and easy to follow. For all the beauty of the sweaters presented, I think the book would be appropriate for a near-beginning knitter (I’m not a pro myself), as they present a very simple method for knitting a basic sweater, letting the simple fair-isle technique and the colors do all the work. I was a little (OK, a lot) fumbly at first, as they promised, but sure enough, within a few evenings I had it down.
    For those that have read the book and wondered, as I did, if Eugene ever did get to grow those mushrooms…I had the opportunity to ask in person, and the answer is no, the township wouldn’t allow it. So the book’s one loose end has now been “woven in,” so to speak.

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  • Anonymous says:
    47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful book, July 22, 2000
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified: Philosopher’s Wool [With Book Comes W/Flaps] (Paperback)
    I just received my copy of the Bourgeois’ book “Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified.” It is truly wonderful. I had taken a seminar from Ann Bourgeois this spring and am a convert to their method of two handed fair isle. It makes so much sense, is much faster that anything else I’ve seen and has revolutionized the way I knit.
    The photography is this book is supurb as is the quality of the paper and printing. The designs are incredible; I want to make every one of them! I can’t recommend a book more highly.

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