Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting

By Kay Gardiner
February 12, 2018

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  • I’ve just become comfortable with basic fair isle. These beautiful patterns look like a great way to stretch myself!

  • Ooooo! Is that ever COOL!!!

  • Took a Marlisle class with Anna last year at EYF – it was intriguing and inspiring. Plus, Anna was a delight!

  • Wow! This is so intriguing. The possibilities!

  • Darn! I just ordered this last night from Anna. I should have known you would have it. I’m going to see if I can cancel to save on the shipping. Although I do love having “Royal Mail” in my mailbox!

  • And THIS is what is so amazing about knitting – you start to think you haven’t seen something new done with knit/purl for a bit, and then boom… so ‘simple’ and yet so gorgeous. These are fabulous, how-stopping knits.

    • *show-stopping*, of course…

      • I’m more inclined to agree with “how”. It’s not a run of the mill knitted garment.

  • Wow! It’s one of those “ yes! Of course!” Ideas yet I’ve never seen it before. Love the looks!

  • So cool. This seems weaving-inspired, like jacquard; maybe jacquarlisle?!? dumb jokes aside, I love new ideas & I’ll be picking up the book for sure. Thanks!

  • Wow. Such a beautiful look. Just heard Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver will have this book soon. Can’t wait to see it.

  • So glad you are offering this. I had seen it on Instagram. I love Sweaterspotter’s posts. I may go to London in May. Perhaps I can go to that store.

    • Uh-oh. Out of stock already! What should I do? Can we order anyway?

      • Yes, we’ve got more copies on the way, so we’re taking orders, which will ship out next week.

        • I got my book yesterday .That was fast! It’s beaytiful.

  • Really intriguing!!!!! The possibilities are endless!!!

  • How do you pronounce it? Since the word seems to be a mash-up of “marl” or “marble” and “isle” is it ” Mar-eye-L” as in “isle”??? Or something more exotic?

    • I pronounce it to rhyme with Carlisle. Mar-lyle. (Marling + fair isle = marlisle.)

  • It’s certainly an interesting technique and a couple of the patterns are very attractive.

  • I love it! Very intriguing and mind “massaging.” Can’t wait to try along with clapotis and Bastia (new pattern– Clapotis-Ktus).

  • This is really stunning! Thank you for explaining the technique so succinctly.

  • How beautiful!

  • much coolness…will have to learn!

  • The first picture, and I thought, “Well, that’s cool, and about what I expected from reading about the technique. Nice, but a whole book on it?”

    Then I looked at the next picture, and the next, and the next, and WOW THIS IS SO FREAKIN’ AWESOME! How can one technique produce so many wonderfully different looks?

    I’ll have to buy the book and find out, and I can’t wait. 🙂