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Contemporary Pattern

Contemporary handknitting designs

This collection embraces the quirky patterning of the sixties alongside the colourful mediterranean trends of the eighties and nineties, encompassing along the way, threads of art deco and japanese style monotones.
I have again included some designs with rich colour combinations where some colour changing enhances the design, but where the knitting remains relatively straightforward - all changes at the same side of the knitting, only two colours in a row etc. At the same time there are designs which rely on the patterning, not colour, for the impact of the design, so you can choose whether to go for something simpler, or more challenging!

The designs in the book are fairisle designs using only two colours in the row with colour changes all at the same side. Alongside the main design grids there is a set of smaller mirror image charts which you can follow on the purl rows if you prefer so that you are always reading from right to left in the same way you would knit from right to left. (If you are a left-handed knitter, of course you would follow the mirror image chart on the knit rows and the main chart on the purl rows)