Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting by Mary Scott Huff
By Mary Scott Huff
The visible solution to upload colour in your knitting
Are you a knitter seeking to extend your wisdom and tackle new demanding situations? colour provides bright, advanced styles to sweaters, hats, mittens, and extra. For the uninitiated, colour knitting could be intimidating, however it doesn't must be. Teach your self VISUALLY colour Knitting explains, step-by-step, some of the equipment and provides you various initiatives that you can placed your newfound talents to exploit.
Working with color—whether it's one richly toned variegated handspun yarn or a number of shades labored in an complex pattern—is a good way to develop from easy initiatives to extra complicated and enjoyable ones. photograph by means of photograph, you'll examine the entire suggestions, together with stripes, slip-stitch knitting, reasonable Isle (stranded knitting), intarsia, and entrelac. Plus, you'll get a few classes on colour thought and realize tips to prepare appealing colour mixtures.
• beneficial properties 21 styles utilizing a variety of colorwork skills
• features a sew trend dictionary for every technique
• pictures and distinctive causes make studying easy
If you're a crafter who learns greater through seeing and doing, Teach your self VISUALLY colour Knitting gets you hopefully knitting colorwork very quickly.
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Apply these techniques to the striped projects that follow. Join a New Color with a Weaver’s Knot 1 Make a weaver’s knot to join the new color as follows: With the new color, make a slipknot, and pass the old color through it. Pass the whole skein of the old color through the slipknot if you don’t want to break the working strand. 2 Snug the slipknot up next to the work where you want the new color to begin (a). Gently tug the ends of the slipknot apart until the old color pops through (b). a 30 b CHAPTER Explore Stripes 3 Carry Strands Upward 1 To avoid weaving in extra yarn tails, you can change to a new color without breaking off the old one.
The solid turtleneck draws further attention to the wearer’s face. Waist shaping adds a feminine touch, and short rows worked at the back of the neck refine the fit of this simple silhouette. 5mm) DPNs, 24" and 16" circular needles, or size needed to achieve gauge Shown: Madelinetosh Tosh DK, 100% superwash wool; 225 yd. skein MC: Dahlia, 4 (4, 5, 5) skeins OTHER MATERIALS Stitch markers A: Lepidoptra, 2 skeins Waste yarn to be used as stitch holders B: Grasshopper, 2 skeins Tapestry needle C: Sugarplum, 2 skeins 45 Stripe Yoke Turtleneck (continued) STRIPE CHART 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 Dahlia Lepidoptra Grasshopper Sugar Plum k on RS, p on WS 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Directions WORK KNITTED HEM 1 With smaller 24" circular needle and MC, CO 228 (240, 252, 264) sts.
CO 5 sts at beg of next WS row—102 (104, 106, 108) sts. 4 Work even in patt until piece measures 27 (28, 29, 30)" from CO, ending with a RS row. SHAPE RIGHT ARMHOLE 1 BO 40 sts at beg of next WS row. BO 3 sts at beg of foll 5 WS rows—47 (49, 51, 53) sts. 2 Work even in patt until piece measures 301⁄4 (313⁄4, 331⁄4, 343⁄4)" from CO, ending with a RS row. 3 CO 3 sts at beg of next 5 WS rows. CO 40 sts at beg of foll WS row—102 (104, 106, 108) sts. 4 Work even in patt until piece measures 341⁄2 (36, 371⁄2, 39)" from CO, ending with a RS row.