Wrapped in Color: : Stranded Knitting in the 21st-Century

Wrapped in Color: : Stranded Knitting in the 21st-Century

by Deborah Tomasello

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Overview

So many knitters-even seasoned ones-see colorwork as something complex and beyond their abilities. I was quite intimidated by the idea of stranding, and books that I looked at on the technique did not allay my fears. My book shows all knitters that stranded knitting is far easier than they might think, and that even very complicated-looking designs are simple to knit. My illustrations and easy-to-follow explanations give even the most hesitant knitters the confidence to create beautiful garments and accessories. By using the knit stitch alone (because I design in the round, my patterns for the most part do not require purling), even the most inexperienced knitters can create pieces that comprise intricate colowork ideas. Stranded knitting is deceptively easy.
Wrapped in Color offers a fresh and welcome approach to stranded knitting. It is a total departure from traditional stranding style. With a choice collection of my new-fashioned colorwork-in-the-round patterns, accompanied by many attractive photos, there is something in this book that will appeal to young knitters, as well as those who are young at heart. I have replaced the traditional ideas of what colorwork is with new designs that have never been done before. While any text included is informative, it is also light, interesting, casual and entertaining. The book is long on visuals, tutorials and charts and short on written text. Wrapped in Colors covers all that color can accomplish in a knitted piece. Color can convey mood. Color can be lace. Color can be cables. In short, color can be anything, and anyone and knit it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491260340
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2013
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Biography
"Some people see a gorgeous sunset and photograph it. Others paint it. I knit it. Fiber and fabric are my media. Knitting that sunset makes it mine."

"I am Deborah. I am fortunate to be able to spend my days doing the things I love most in life: knitting, sewing, designing, reading and writing. I am trying to learn, with an open mind, as much as I can from this life without having to repeat my mistakes or the mistakes of my parents."

Deborah Tomasello learned to knit and sew at her grandmother's knee when she was about five years old. Some of her fondest memories of her Gramma involve yarn and needles. She would start with grand ideas of knitting a scarf,
but after working a few inches, when something of a lacy trapezoid would appear, she'd turn that scarf-gone-awry into a skirt for her Barbie. Over the years, her scarves became straighter, and her imagination broadened. Wools and fabrics have woven themselves into Deborah's very being, and she spends all her days happily designing and knitting her colorwork patterns.

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