Fair Isle knitting technique in Annie's pattern book
Fair Isle knitting is a traditional technique used to create patterns in multiple colors. Named for a tiny island in northern Scotland, Fair Isle patterns use a variety of colors, with two colors per knitted row generally knitted in the round.
Fair Isle Basics & Beyond features 17 projects -- most written at the intermediate skill level -- with simple two-color projects and more advanced techniques employing three or more colors. Projects include easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic tutorials, with additional stitch and color technique instructions and illustrated knitting basics.
The book sells for $14.95 and is available from the Annie's catalog, accessible on the Web at AnniesCatalog.com.
Kara Gott Warner is the book's editor. She joined the Annie's editorial team in 2010 as the executive editor for the company's entire line of knitting publications. She is also the editor of Creative Knitting magazine.
Warner graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. In 1997, she began creating knitted and crocheted garments and accessories, selling her designs on the craft and artisan show circuit.
Knitters and needlecrafters can access additional Annie's publications from the company website at Annies-Publishing.com.
DRG (DRGnetwork.com) is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. It is comprised of two divisions: Annie's and Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG).
Annie's (Annies-Publishing.com) is well known to crafters and nostalgia buffs for its print and digital magazines, pattern books and other related products, sold primarily via mail, websites and catalogs.
SFG (StrategicFulfillment.com) provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility in East Texas.
The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.