Mary Jane Mucklestone loves to knit, especially with color. She’s the author of 3 books featuring stranded colorwork. Her two popular stitch dictionaries 200 Fair Isle Motifs and 150 Scandinavian Motifs, were instant classics and have been translated into many languages. Fair Isle Style is a contemporary take on colorwork featuring 20 projects from 18 popular designers.
Fall 2016 her new book Geo Knits: 10 Lessons for Knitting Stripes, Triangles, Chevrons, Polka Dots and More will be released. A celebration of geometric shapes and their place in fashion, design and knitting of course! Geo Knits gets back to Mary Jane’s knitting roots, exploring many techniques that seemed mysterious when she first learned to knit.
Mary Jane travels the world to study traditional knitting techniques and to learn more about the history of the craft. She’s a popular teacher specializing in lively, fun and informative classes. She and her good friend and fellow designer Gudrun Johnston lead groups of knitters on an exploration of Shetland three times a year. She feels lucky to be invited to teach all over the world, and is eager to share knitting knowledge with her students. She aims to give students the courage to try something new! Mary Jane’s inventive handknitting designs are featured in many books and magazines as well as here on her website! Please feel free to get in touch.