PieceWork July/August 2012

Explore glorious blue!
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Blue jeans, blue moon, Rhapsody in Blue, Colorado sky blue, “Blue Suede Shoes,” Texas bluebonnets, cerulean, the Caribbean Sea, lapis lazuli. Blue can be striking or soothing. Royalty and religions have used the color for millennia as a symbol of power. From ancient Egyptian socks to stitch-resist cloth in Mali, from “as true as Coventry blue” to Pueblo ceremonial leggings, the July/August issue of PieceWork is dedicated to the color blue. We examine its importance, how it has been used, and how some traditional methods of achieving the color are being preserved. It turns out that tie-dyeing cloth with indigo was introduced to the world long before the 1960s; Native American men knitted and wore ceremonial dark blue leggings; and Chinese embroiderers stitched symbols onto white cloth with blue cotton hand-dyed thread. Explore glorious blue in this issue of PieceWork!

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Customer Reviews

Great patterns, great info Review by Malena

The sock pattern on the cover is worth the price of this magazine, but there is so much more. The theme of this issue is the color blue, how it's used in different traditions and techniques.
The articles are great and so are all the patterns. Obviously, you need some knitting skills to tackle color work socks, so I wouldn't recommend that pattern to beginners. But if you love to knit color work socks (my passion) and reading about craft work the world over, then buy this issue of PieceWork.

(Posted on 5/18/14)