Artful Color, Mindful Knits: The Definitive Guide to Working with Hand-dyed Yarn

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With expert instruction in the use of hand-dyed yarn, this pattern book gives knitters and crocheters the edge they need to stitch with confidence. Working with artisan hand-dyed yarn opens a world of possibility for a crafter, but problems can arise if the patterning is accidental, inconsistent, or unattractive. The author shows how to analyze the dye skein and reveal its color repeat, allowing the crafter to employ stitch gauge and stitch count to intentionally pattern the finished work. As a contrast, further...
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Overview


With expert instruction in the use of hand-dyed yarn, this pattern book gives knitters and crocheters the edge they need to stitch with confidence. Working with artisan hand-dyed yarn opens a world of possibility for a crafter, but problems can arise if the patterning is accidental, inconsistent, or unattractive. The author shows how to analyze the dye skein and reveal its color repeat, allowing the crafter to employ stitch gauge and stitch count to intentionally pattern the finished work. As a contrast, further strategies and stitch choices are shown that blend the colors to overcome unwanted pooling and create more gentle gradients. With 40 patterns for a wide variety of projects, this manual will have crafters constructing vibrant scarves, shawls, kimonos, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933064260
  • Publisher: Xrx Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 176,751
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Militzer Bryant is a designer and fiber arts crafting teacher whose work has appeared regularly in Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Magazine, and Vogue Knitting. She is the founder of Prism, a popular line of hand-dyed yarns and the author of A Knitter’s Template, Knitting with Novelty Yarns, and The Yarn Stash Workbook. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Elaine Rowley is a former editor of Knitter's Magazine and the current editor of XRX Books. Alexis Xenakis is a photographer and the publisher for Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. They both live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Like a knitting course!! Must have.

    This book is like an advanced knitting course and art course all in one!! This will open up a whole new and exciting way of looking at yarn and understanding what to do with it. Be prepared....it is very complete!!

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