The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

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Imagine a softly striped crib blanket knit in the comforting colors of the nursery. Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you'll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and ...

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Overview

Imagine a softly striped crib blanket knit in the comforting colors of the nursery. Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you'll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and professional secrets revealed in The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques.

Multicolor knitting techniques are explained with step-by-step illustrations and photographs accompanied by instructive text. Complete chapters on stripes, stitch effects, knitting with multicolor yarns, stranded knitting, and intarsia cover the theory and how-to behind each method as well as offering creative solutions for handling tangled yarn, estimating yarn quantities of each color, tips on how to handle all those ends, and stunning finishing techniques. An additional chapter describes more unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603420402
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 377,754
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Radcliffe is the author of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, and the best-sellers, The Knitting Answer Book and The Circular Knitting Workshop. She regularly teaches throughout the country about everything from beginner’s basics to design. She is particularly interested in promoting creativity and independence in all knitters. Her website can be found at www.maggiesrags.com.

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Table of Contents

An Invitation: Going Beyond Knits and Purls

1 Color Basics
2 Stripes
3 Pattern Stitches
4 Multicolor Yarns
5 Stranded Knitting
6 Intarsia
7 Other Techniques
8 Finishing Touches
9 Design Workshop

Appendix
Glossary of Techniques
Using Charts
Garment-Sizing Guidelines
Abbreviations and Symbols

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    Terrific!

    I love the way the book is laid out, I love the detail Margaret Radcliffe includes, I love the patterns, her instructions, her attention to detail. This is an awesome book about color techniques and one I'll be using a lot. I'm not a terribly advanced knitter, only been knitting for about 3 years, and this was easy to read and understand. Highly recommended.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    FANTASTIC

    Clear instructions, easy to follow. This is the best knitting books on the market to learn color knitting. Big color photos, etc. There are no negatives to this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2011

    Essential for any knitter wanting to try color

    The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques is a clear and beautiful guide to color knitting that is not completely intarsia. I have tried many of their slipped stitch color patterns and they turned out beautifully, and when I am ready to try intarsia, I will reference this book (along with Debbie Stoller, of course) to get me started up. This book provides the basic stitches to be made into anything the knitter can dream up and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get into color but may not be completely ready for the complicated intarsia techniques. I bought this book for a fellow knitter because I felt she had to have it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

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    Fantastic book for color knitting of all types

    This is a great book for anyone interested in knitting with colour. The author explains colour wheels/harmonies at the beginning but then spends most of the time on techniques for stripes, fair isle, intarsia, reversible knitting, etc. Margaret has a lovely clear writing style, so you won't be too intimidated to try stuff out. There are many colour illustrations so you can see how tensions affects the finished product and how colour and pattern can be used together. A comprehensive book that is still interesting for the experienced knitter.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

    One of the essentials

    A must have for any knitters library, especially if you are a fan of Fair Isle and other forms of color knitting.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Wonderful book

    When I lost all my knitting books to a fire 5 yrs ago this was a replacement and thought it might help me. Since then I have started a knitting business and find the book exellent it helping me plan my patterns for a item.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    color knitting

    very infirmative color knitting book

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