Fair Isle to Crochet

Fair Isle to Crochet

By Karen Ratto-Whooley

Leisure Arts, Paperback, 9781601405265, 20pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

Fair Isle isn't just for knitters When you crochet these five afghans, you'll easily get the same richly detailed look as knitted Fair Isle designs. It's as simple as using single crochet stitches and following our full-color stitch charts The Southwest Warmth afghan offers muted sunset colors and is a perfect gift for a man. The Girl's Cozy Afghan is a vivid palette that includes purple and pink. The boys in the house will enjoy the Kid's Winter Warmer in orange, yellow, blue, and green. For babies, there is a soft flurry of snowflakes or a shower of sweet hearts.
5 crochet designs by Karen Ratto-Whooley for Intermediate skill level, using medium weight yarn for 3 designs and light weight for the 2 baby designs.

About the Author
Karen Whooley learned to crochet from her Italian grandmother at age 7 in 1974. In two hours she was literally "hooked." Never quite happy with the way a pattern was designed; she would always adjust something to suit her needs, or create her own. In 1998, Karen started designing and selling patterns at the urging of another well known crochet designer she met through an online crochet list. Since then she has had patterns published by a variety of magazines and books. Karen is also a nationally recognized Crochet Instructor, and her classes include a wide range from basic crochet to advanced techniques which include several different types of media in crochet. A California native, Karen resides in the Seattle, Washington area with her husband and two children. She is inspired by the lush environment and the creative art of her home state.