Mary Jane Mucklestone
Craftsy Instructor

Maine USA

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Mary Jane Mucklestone loves to knit and especially loves to knit with color. She's the author of two new books featuring colorwork; Fair Isle Style, a contemporary collection of 20 designs from 18 popular designers, and the colorwork stitch dictionary 150 Scandinavian Motifs. Her first book, 200 Fair Isle Motifs, was an instant classic and has been translated into many languages. Mary Jane travels the world to study ... Read Full Bio »

Mary Jane's Craftsy Classes

The Fair Isle Vest

Like any challenging thing, Fair Isle knitting is both satisfying ... and a tiny bit addictive. Fiber artist Mary Jane Mucklestone invites you to get just as obsessed as she is by these intricate multicolored designs from the Shetland Islands. Then use steeking to transform your knit tube into a flattering and on-trend garment. Mary Jane designed this beautiful sweater vest just for Craftsy and chose traditional Shetland yarns to create it. You'll build your stranded colorwork skills round by round, then pick up your scissors and take a mad leap into steeking. It's true - you will cut into your knitting. Meanwhile, Mary Jane will encourage you to commit a multitude of knitting sins, including knotting your yarn joins, not weaving in ends, and ... hold onto your hat ... ignoring mistakes.

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What's New

Nov 24, 2014
- Nov 27, 2014
Hey everybody! I'm having a Thankful Giveaway on my website! 2 skeins of Swan's Island Yarn could be yours just by leaving a comment, mentioning which two colors from the group I have displayed, that you would love to use! I'm also giving away a free copy of my new Camden Cowl knitting pattern. So what are you waiting for?! Zip on over to

Mary Jane's Patterns

Super Soul Cardigan


Muckle Mitts


Heart Cookie Mitts

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Mary Jane's Projects

Fair Isle Vest
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