Color Style

Color Style : Innovative to Traditional, 17 Inspired Designs to Knit

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Color work is a popular form of knitting for projects of all types and complexity. Knitting is more fun when two or more colors are used and gives the knitter an opportunity to learn new techniques. From simple repeating stripes to intricate Fair Isle patterns, two or more colors can add life and dimension to garments and accessories. Color Style, following in the footsteps of Bag Style, Folk Style, and Wrap Style-with gorgeous patterns, luscious lifestyle photographs, and step-by-step instructions-features classic and innovative use of traditional color techniques by top knitwear designers that will be a welcome library addition for beginner and experienced knitters alike. From an easy-to-knit pullover that alternates narrow stripes of solid and variegated yarns to a multicolored Fair Isle cardigan worked with steeks, readers will find loads of practical projects and inspiration from fifteen top knitwear designers including Veronik Avery, Mags Kandis, Deborah Newton, Kristin Nicholas, Shirley Paden, and more. In addition to sixteen inventive patterns, the Design Notebook chapter details the fundamental ways to incorporate color into knitting. Learn the secrets to successful Fair Isle, intarsia, and slip stitch or how different techniques can be used in combination for outstanding results. Soon you'll be on your way to designing your own colorful masterpieces! Even if you're a beginning knitter, Color Style shows easy ways to achieve colorful effects in your knitting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 215.9 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 453.59g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 1596680628
  • 9781596680623
  • 240,925

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Oct 08 Half a dozen titles in, the Style series has hit a confident stride. This entry is conceived to make even the most colorwork-averse yarnie yearn to dive head first into the paintbox. Seventeen attractive pieces, many with no- or low-seaming construction, survey color knitting in its entirety: striping, mosaic, slip stitch, intarsia, Fair Isle and stranding are all represented and explained quite well in the Design Notebook. The techniques are then given a workout: Robin Melanson carries floats on the right side of a Bohus-type stranded sweater to mimic embroidered geometrics. Deborah Newton's striking cover pullover relies on honeycomb slip stitching to harmonize melon colors with wine. The intarsia diamonds and diagonals of budd's argyle vest start on both sides, so pay attention. And Mary Jane Mucklestone's mismatched-stripe sweater, with its strong contrasts of brown, green and rust, sews together in strips, quilt-style. Yarn Market Newsshow more

About Pam Allen

Pam Allen is the editor of Interweave Knits, an avid knitter and knitwear designer. She authored the very successful book Knitting for Dummies, and her designs have been published in many magazines and featured in Melanie Falick's Knitting in America. Pam lives in Camden, Maine, and is the mother of two almost-grown children and two forever-young cats. Ann Budd is a best-selling author of many books includign The Knitter's Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Sock Knitting Masterclass, as well as co-author f a variety of books in the Style series. She teaches workshops throughout North America and beyond.show more
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