I was very excited when I received my copy of Mary Jane Mucklestone‘s new book, Fair Isle Style. An admired colleague and personal friend, Mary Jane is our secret weapon when it come to photo shoots. She’s been our stylist for the last few years, choosing the clothes and jewelry to best show off our knitwear. Her consummate eye and ability to keep a view of the big picture is invaluable.
Mary Jane’s love of color and whimsy along with her love of Fair Isle knitting come across beautifully in this book. Several of the designs are her own, while she also acted as curator and editor – gathering the remaining designs from an impressive spectrum of fellow designers like Ysolda Teague, Gudrun Johnson and Nancy Bush. I was very happy to be asked to contribute a design as well.
My Mareel Shrug is worked almost seamlessly (there are 2 seams) in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. I chose high contrasting color on a neutral background, but with over 70 colors to choose from your options are almost limitless.
Leave a comment below to enter to win a copy of Fair isle Style. Enter before Sunday, September 29th at 11:59 PM EST. Entires limited to the US and Canada. We’ll announce a winner in next week’s Norah’s Knits!
Meanwhile check out more stops on the blog tour:
Friday, September 20: Carrie Hoge – Peerie Weerie Booties
Monday, September 23: Norah Gaughan – Mareel Shrug
Tuesday, September 24: Courtney Kelly – Fara Raglan & Kate Osborne – Scandi Sukkalegs
Wednesday, September 25: Gudrun Johnston – Bressay Dress
Thursday, September 26: Kat Coyle – Keltin Skirt
Friday, September 27: Kirsten Kapur – Hap-Lapghan