This is a newly updated and expanded edition from the author of the No. 1 bestseller "Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting". The definitive guide to the ever-popular Irish Aran sweater, Starmore's highly sought after book returns to print in a revised and expanded version. The knitting superstar offers a detailed history of Aran knitting; a complete workshop in technique, pattern, and design; a gallery of 60 charted patterns; the original edition's 14 designs, three reknit in contemporary yarns; and two new designs. Lush colour photographs depict all of the finished caps, sweaters, and shawls. This is an expanded and updated version of the Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado, 1997 edition.
An acclaimed textile designer, author, artist, and photographer, Alice Starmore is a native of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles, and her classic Book of Fair Isle Knitting is the work that introduced Americans to the popular traditional technique.