Techniques, Swatches, and Projects to Expand Your Knitting Horizons
Sarah Hazell and Emma King - All books by this author
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 explores our responses to color, as it guides and advises knitting enthusiasts on every aspect of creating beautiful knitted goods through imaginative uses of color. The authors open by presenting a clear summary of color theory, describing warm and cool colors, brights and pastels, tints, tones, and shades. They go on to show how to add stripes to a knitted item or incorporate Fair Isle or Intarsia pattern effects 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 for seven colorful projects 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.
About The Authors:
Sarah Hazell and Emma King are passionate about knitting and have written previous books on the subject. They conduct knitting workshops in the U.K.
Paperback / 160 Pages / 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 / 2011