Most of the designs in this book draw their inspiration from traditional Scottish and Scandinavian patterns and can be combined in all kinds of ways. Traditional Fair Isle designs are usually made up of horizontal bands of patterning. The bands can vary from a single row to 30 or more rows and can be combined with panels and with all-over designs. Of course, the modern knitter does not have to follow any rules and you can be as creative as you like. If you are new to colour knitting and you find you become hooked, pass on your new-found skills to someone else. Then get together with friends or family members and create individual squares that can be joined to make a quilt or picnic blanket - perhaps one that uses every single pattern in the book.