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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting

ISBN: 978-1-118-06685-0
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304 pages
May 2012
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CHAPTER 1 Why Knit in Color? 2

Understand Color Relationships 4

The Language of Color 5

Rainbow Reptiles Project 6

Other Ways to Choose Colors 10

Tips for Successful Color Mixing 11

CHAPTER 2 Color Knitting Yarns 12

Fiber 14

Yarn Structure 16

Weight 22

Hand and Drape 23

Dye Techniques 24

CHAPTER 3 Explore Stripes 26

Knitting of a Different Stripe 28

Join and Carry Alternate Strands 30

Knit Stripes in Ribbing 32

Knit Circular Stripes with Jogless Rounds 33

Hexagon Hat 36

Verticality Vest 40

Stripe Yoke Turtleneck 45

Idea Gallery 52

CHAPTER 4 Discover Slip-Stitch Patterns 58

One Strand at a Time 60

Understand the Slipped Stitch 62

Knit Circular or Flat 64

Flambé Beret and Mitten Set 65

Scarf Noir 70

Baby Bubbles Cardigan 72

Idea Gallery 76

CHAPTER 5 Discover Stranded Colorwork 82

Stranded Colorwork Revealed 84

Stranded Knitting Mechanics 85

Stranding Myths 86

Stranded Colorwork Architecture 87

How to Strand 88

Songbirds Blouse 90

Finniquoy Waistcoat 96

Regnbue Cardigan 102

Idea Gallery 110

CHAPTER 6 Investigate Intarsia 120

Intarsia Characteristics 122

Key Intarsia Points 124

Change Colors 125

Yarn Supply 126

Weave in the Ends 128

Girl's Best Friend Pullover 130

Crabby Sweater 138

Wulong Tea Cozy 146

Idea Gallery 152

CHAPTER 7 Explore Entrelac 162

Think Inside the Blocks 164

Knit Circular Entrelac 166

Shape Entrelac with Decreases 168

Make Top-Row Triangles 169

Knit Flat Entrelac 170

Stained-Glass Stockings 172

Dahlia Tote 177

Kaleidoscope Tam 182

CHAPTER 8 Make Modules 186

Modular Construction 188

Shapes 189

Units 190

Garments 191

Join the Pieces 192

Edge Treatments 193

Kelp Forest Scarf 194

Chevrons Shoulder Bag 199

Spiral Skirt 205

Idea Gallery 209

CHAPTER 9 Embrace Embellishment 220

Embellishment as the Icing on the Cake 222

Embellishment Techniques 224

Rose Garden Cloche 226

Flora Cardigan 232

Hook, Line, and Sinker Handbag 239

Idea Gallery 245

CHAPTER 10 Enhance Your Color Knitting Skills 256

Machine Steeks 258

Crochet Steeks 260

Knitted Hems 262

Knitted Cord 263

Reading Charts 264

Button Loops 265

Dorset Buttons 267

Knitted Cast-On 269

Cable Cast-On 270

Three-Needle Bind-Off 272

Crochet Seams 274

Wet Splicing 275

Blocking 277

Appendix 278

Index 283

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