Exploring Color in Knitting

Exploring Color in Knitting

Techniques, Swatches, and Projects to Expand your Knitting Horizons

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Hauppage, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2011
ISBN: 9780764147395
0764147390
Branch Call Number: 746.432 HAZ 2011 23
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: King, Emma

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drlnielsen
Jun 04, 2015

It was a fun read, but I was finished with it in a day or two. Much of the color theory part is the same as covered in other color theory books, but then it is applied to choosing sets of yarn colors for a project. If you choose to go on to a Fair Isle or intarsia piece, you will want to consult a more specific color book.

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