The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

by Margaret Radcliffe



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603420402
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Margaret Radcliffe is the author of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, The Knowledgeable Knitter, and the bestsellers The Knitting Answer Book and Circular Knitting Workshop. She regularly teaches throughout the country about everything from beginner’s basics to knitting design. She is particularly interested in promoting creativity and independence in all knitters and maintains the website

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

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




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The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
earlysmom More than 1 year ago
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.
IggyMom More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
onehandedknitting More than 1 year ago
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.
SaraLI More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must have for any knitters library, especially if you are a fan of Fair Isle and other forms of color knitting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very infirmative color knitting book
Silvernfire on LibraryThing 8 months ago
As the title promises, the focus of this book is on knitting techniques and how to best integrate them with color knitting. The author starts with a solid introduction to the basics of color theory, not too complicated, but enough to give the reader a working vocabulary of color terms. From there, she moves to the techniques themselves with chapters both on well-known ones like stripes and stranded knitting as well as one on less commonly-used techniques such as helix knitting, double knitting, and mosaic knitting. There are also chapters on using multicolor yarns effectively, finishing, project design, and an appendix on basic knitting techniques .This is an impressive work. There are good clear color photos on almost every page, as well as several charts, to go with just about everything the author discusses (the book is oversized, which means there is room on each page for pictures large enough to see easily). There are only a few patterns included, great for a book that I want to keep for years as a reference. Radcliffe's writing is interesting enough that I read the book from beginning to end instead of just flipping straight to whatever technique I wanted to learn about. She discusses the well-known techniques thoroughly, and provides a bibliography of more specialized books¿useful for the techniques she doesn't discuss as much. This is a great reference on color knitting, and I look forward to putting it to use.
laurazlsk on LibraryThing 8 months ago
There is a lot of good information in this book. Right now as it stands there are areas in less common color knitting techniques I wish had more information such as double knitting but there are other areas that include plenty of techniques I would have never thought of and many other books don't cover. It is well written and I think anyone with basic knitting familiarity could benefit from this book.
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