Simple Color Knitting

Simple Color Knitting

A Complete How-to-knit-with-color Workshop With 20 Projects

Book - 2015 | First U.S. edition
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Each of the 20 projects in this book teaches you a new color-knitting technique - from working motifs in intarsia in a graphic Missoni inspired throw to creating Fair Isle patterns through stranding and weaving in the two-color snood scarf. At the same time you will consolidate and build upon those color skills already learned with the preceding projects. In addition, Erika dispenses her designer tips on putting different shades together, whether they are primary colors or neutral shades, monochrome schemes or punchy accent hues. She puts this basic knowledge into practical terms that every knitter will understand and relate to. Simple Color Knitting contains an introductory chapter of basic techniques which is followed by the core of the book: 20 original designs, from cushions and throws to hats and scarves. Each project provides the perfect vehicles for practicing your colorwork, whether that is random striping, tonal phasing, texture stitches or pictorial motifs.
Contents: Introduction
Color theory
Color techniques
Swatch gallery
Project workshops. Single color
Plying and phasing
Slipping stitches
Stranding and weaving
Color blocking
Duplicate stitch
Recommended yarns
Abbreviations & needle sizes
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: 746.432 K PBK
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Sugiura, Yuki - Photographer
ISBN: 9781250039095


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Oct 25, 2018

This is a really interesting book with information on color theory and techniques. It includes some sample patterns as well. What is most interesting, though, are the swatches which can teach you how some simple yet innovative color patterning can really make a project stand out. Highly recommended for those who want to try out new color schemes, or like to make easier patterns but add some flair.

sarahfelkar Jun 24, 2016

This instructional book combines colour theory with knitting techniques in a simple and engaging manner. There are 20 modern and fun patterns that focus on colour techniques - there isn't any lace or cables in this book. A great tool for getting started with colour-work knitting.


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