Exploring Color in Knitting: Techniques, Swatches, and Projects to Expand Your Knit Horizons

Exploring Color in Knitting: Techniques, Swatches, and Projects to Expand Your Knit Horizons

by Emma King
     
 

Mastering the art of blending and contrasting different colors in a sweater, bag, or other knitted item is a good way to transform an otherwise ordinary knitted garment or accessory into a thing of outstanding beauty. This new book offers guidance and advice to knitting enthusiasts on every aspect of creating beautiful knitted goods through imaginative uses of

Overview


Mastering the art of blending and contrasting different colors in a sweater, bag, or other knitted item is a good way to transform an otherwise ordinary knitted garment or accessory into a thing of outstanding beauty. This new book offers guidance and advice to knitting enthusiasts on every aspect of creating beautiful knitted goods through imaginative uses of color. The authors open by giving readers a clear understanding of color theory, describing warm and cool colors, brights and pastels, tints, tones, and shades. They go on to show how to incorporate stripes or Fair Isle or Intarsia effects in a knitted item to produce stunning results. They also give expert advice on adding decorations, such as knitting with beads or sequins, or creating beautiful edgings in contrasting colors. Detailed instructions are presented for seven colorful projects, which include a contrasting striped bag, a handsome table runner, a beautifully patterned cushion, a pair of vivid multicolored hand warmers, and others. Readers will also find advice on seeking out sources of inspiration and tips on making yarn choices. Approximately 350 color photos.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Rather than presenting techniques for color knitting with corresponding projects, Rowan Yarns design consultants Hazell and King begin with an exploration of color theory in knitting and share projects designed to explore ideas such as hue families and complementary colors. There are brief sections exploring techniques like knitting with beads, intarsia, entrelac, and Fair Isle color work, along with projects. The color theory section is more in-depth; knitters looking for techniques would be better served by another of the many recent color knitting books, such as Melissa Leapman's Mastering Color Knitting or Kristin Nicholas's Color by Kristin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764147395
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Emma King and her business associate Sarah Hazell are passionate about knitting and have written previous books on the subject. They conduct knitting workshops in the U.K.

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