Learn color working from the experts with this fantastic new eBook!
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 seventeen 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. With the Color Style eBook, you'll soon you'll be on your way to designing your own colorful masterpieces anywhere you are! Even if you're a beginning knitter, this book shows easy ways to achieve colorful effects in your knitting.
- Table of Contents
Color Your World
Gee's Bend Pullover- Mary Jane Mucklestone
Holi Mitts- Jaya Srikrishnan
Mohair Fair Isle- Mari Lynn Patrick
Faux-Embroidery Yoke Sweater- Robin Melanson
Honeycomb Turtleneck- Deborah Newton
Bohus-Style Knee-Highs- Chrissy Gardiner
Harvest Cardigan- Robin Melanson
Hooded Scarf- Kristin Nicholas
Funky Fair Isle Bag- Pam Allen
Mosaic Yoke Jacket- Veronik Avery
Cunningsburgh Star Jacket- Shirley Paden
Peace and Love Gloves- Veronik Avery
Retro Andean Pullover- Mary Jane Mucklestone
Argyle Vest- Ann Budd
Floral Pillow- Marta McCall
Striped Raglan- Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Fun Flower Mittens- Mags Kandis
Glossary of Terms and Techniques
Sources for Yarns
- About the Author
Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Pam Allen is the former editor of Interweave Knits and has been part of the hand-knitting industry since 1985. She joined Classic Elite Yarns in May 2007. Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitters. Her work was also featured in general interest magazines—Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman’s Day—and in Melanie Falick’s book Knitting in America (1996) and Vogue Knitting/American Collection (2000). She is the author of Knitting for Dummies and Scarf Style, and the co-author of 4 other titles in the Style series published by Interweave Press. As former editor of Interweave Knits, Pam worked with established hand-knitwear designers such as Norah Gaughan, Mari Lynn Patrick, and Deborah Newton, and she also encouraged new-generation designers such as Veronik Avery and Kate Gilbert. As creative director at CEY, Pam continues to work with these and other talented and well-known hand-knitwear designers, including up-and-coming blogger and designer Jared Flood. She also continues to be published not only in CEY’s semi-annual collection of best selling pattern booklets, but also in major knitting magazines, and e-zines, such as Twist Collective and knitty.com.
"This great new book shows easy ways to achieve colorful effects in your knitting. If previously you have been afraid to work with more than one color, read this book and get inspired."- Knitting News
"The book has a classic Interweave Press aesthetic -- updated classics, great photo styling and creative accessories. The contributor list reads like a 'best of' IK."- Knotions Online Magazine
"Gorgeous patterns and clear instructions."- MonstersandCritics.com