Fair Isle Weekend Book
Mary Jane Mucklestone

Fair Isle Weekend Book

Regular price $65.00

Fair Isle Weekend by Mary Jane Mucklestone, published by Laine Publishing, takes you on an exciting trip to Fair Isle, a windswept island in Shetland, famous for its traditional colourwork knitting. During her many trips to Fair Isle, Mary Jane has been fascinated and inspired by the island's rich textile traditions, learning about Fair Isle knitting by looking at old textiles and sharing stories and knowledge around a cup of tea. Now, she has created a gorgeous collection of designs which she would take with her for a weekend trip to Shetland when a carry-on bag is all you take with you.

"So I invite you to join us, this small band of traveling friends, sharing a little glimpse of the isle from my outsider’s perspective. I offer you a small collection in my own style of Fair Isle knitting, which I hope honors the tradition, even though my work isn’t especially traditional."

Mary Jane Mucklestone is a knitwear designer, teacher and author who has specialized in Fair Isle knitting, also called stranded knitting. Her work has been featured in publications like Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and various books. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School of Design and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. With her friend Gudrun Jonston, they host popular once in a lifetime trips to Shetland. Fair Isle Weekend will be her fifth book. Find more about Mary Jane at MaryJaneMucklestone.com

This hardcover book contains eight beautiful colourwork patterns ranging from small projects like wristlets to yoked sweaters. (2 sweaters, 1 vest, 2 hats, 1 cowl, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 1 pair of wristlets)

  • 104 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Print only, no digital download code available
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Published by Laine Publishing

The patterns in this book have a wide range of sizes. The finished bust measurements differ slightly from pattern to pattern.

Lower Leogh (sweater) has 9 sizes, from 36.25" to 65.5" / 92.5 to 166cm
Kokkaloorie (sweater) has 9 sizes, from 32.25" to 65.5" / 83 to 166cm
Veesik (vest) has 13 sizes, from 31.5" to 60.5" / 80 to 154cm