The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

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Imagine a softly striped crib blanket knit in the comforting colors of the nursery. Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you'll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and professional secrets revealed in The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques.

Multicolor knitting techniques are explained with step-by-step illustrations and photographs accompanied by instructive text. Complete chapters on stripes, stitch effects, knitting with multicolor yarns, stranded knitting, and intarsia cover the theory and how-to behind each method as well as offering creative solutions for handling tangled yarn, estimating yarn quantities of each color, tips on how to handle all those ends, and stunning finishing techniques. An additional chapter describes more unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.

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Putting Color To Work

Imagine a softly striped crib blanket knit in the comforting colors of baby's nursery. Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. How about a comfy-cozy pair of socks, knit in school colors for your college-student daughter?

Margaret Radcliffe unravels the intricacies of combining two or more yarn colors, explaining all the techniques that transform simple knitted items into fabulous, colorful masterpieces. From the easy trick of working with multicolor yarn to the intricate details of stranding and intarsia, here are all the beautiful possibilities for playing with color in knitting. With Radcliffe's clear instructions as a reliable road map, every knitter will discover her inner color designer.

Throughout, knitters will find creative solutions for handling life's little stitching difficulties. Tight stitches, loose stitches, curled edges, messy ends, and twisted yarns --- Radcliffe helps knitters put them all in the past with practical tips and tricks that bring out the best in every project.

Every time two or more yarn colors are in play, knitters will turn to this easy-to-use reference for questions large and small.

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Confidence with Colorwork

Jazz up your knitting with the complexity and visual appeal of multicolor patterns. Margaret Radcliffe's practical advice and step-by-step instruction unravel the intricacies of combining two or more yarn colors and reveal a beautiful world of limitless design possibilites. From simple tricks for making multicolor yarns more exciting to the precise details of managing stranding and intarsia, here are all the inspiring options for playing with color in knitting.

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9781612126623: The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques: Multicolor Yarns, Plain and Textured Stripes, Entrelac and Double Knitting, Stranding and Intarsia, Mosaic and Shadow Knitting, 150 Color Patterns

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