- By Margaret Radcliffe

The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

  • Title: The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques
  • Author: Margaret Radcliffe
  • ISBN: 9781603420402
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques 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

    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 yarn colors are in play StitchImagine 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 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 unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.

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    1. Instructional but too conciselyA lot of pages spent on stripes and variegated yarn, I was hoping for a bit more on double knitting, intarsia etc. This is an overview of technics with some good tips.

    2. The scope of this book is staggering. It seems to include just about every way to take existing yarn and produce a knitted item with more than one color. There are the obvious topics--stripes, stranded colorwork, intarsia, color theory and picking out a palette for your project. There are also less widely known techniques like mosaic knitting, shadow knitting, and entrelac--even a few (helix stripes, twined knitting) that were new to me.I was surprised and delighted to see a chapter devoted to m [...]

    3. informative yetny patterns were already out there for free in the internetbut overall if you don't have the time to look it up online this is by far the most thorough book i've read on knitting with colors

    4. I'm a knitter and trying to learn more about stranded colorwork, and the way colors work best together in knit projects.I've read this book repeatedly since I first found it in the library and I've actually made several of the swatches shown, and overall am quite happy with both her instructions and the way the color work together. Ms Radcliffe's directions are clear and understandable and the techniques shown work for advanced knitters as well as beginners. For me, this is a happy book that I w [...]

    5. This is an excellent overview of many of the color knitting techniques available (I'm sad she didn't include roosimine, which while rare is quite fun to work and looks nothing like any other colorwork I've seen). Not only does this book include many colorwork patterns (it'd be useful as a stitch dictionary alone), Radcliffe also explains how and why the colorwork affects the knitted fabric, and includes information on all the details of modifying or designing patterns with colorwork, from choosi [...]

    6. Best Color Knitting book, EVER!I searched for years to find a book that so clearly discusses the techniques of color knitting without belaboring the obvious, or assuming the reader knows the finer points. It's clear, concise and doesn't leave anything out.

    7. I received this book from the publisher for review. Actually this review should be done in two words. Margaret Radcliffe. I really think her name is coming to stand for well written and thorough knitting information. Seriously. This is the second one of her books and I must say the exact same thing as I said about her other one. Brilliant. Well done! Thorough. Easy to understand and very helpful.Being an experienced knitter, I have done pretty much all of the techniques described in the book in [...]

    8. This is the colorwork book I've been waiting for. There are several books with a similar focus, but too many of them give the basics and then fill the bulk of the work with stitch dictionaries, unattractive patterns, and intarsia charts of kittens (or worse, intarsia charts of cool, ironic images that will be dated in a year or two).Thankfully, the focus here is firmly on technique. The opening chapter is about color theory, and should help give a little confidence to anyone hesitant about picki [...]

    9. As the title promises, the focus of this book is on knitting techniques and how to best integrate them with color knitting. The author starts with a solid introduction to the basics of color theory, not too complicated, but enough to give the reader a working vocabulary of color terms. From there, she moves to the techniques themselves with chapters both on well-known ones like stripes and stranded knitting as well as one on less commonly-used techniques such as helix knitting, double knitting, [...]

    10. I got this book from the library and I'm planning to buy it for my knitting reference shelf.Good discussion on color theory (I've taught it in a different context and it's very easy to muddle so I'm impressed). Lots of techniques and stitches. Very clear explanations, and tons of tips. Not very many projects, but I didn't really miss them.I loved the photos, where you could see the effects of using different stitches on the same yarn, or different colors on the same project side-by-side. Some of [...]

    11. This is a fabulous resource that I'll hopefully be able to buy for my own library one of these days. Radcliffe covers what seems to be every kind of color work there is, including some I'd never heard of before. I would say that the book's only possible fault is that because so many different techniques are covered, the author doesn't go as much into detail as I'd like. Depending on the difficulty level of the technique, you may need to get some supplementary materials. Still, this is an absolut [...]

    12. A wealth of information beautifully presented with excellent photos and clear, easy to understand text.Although this book covers a wide range of techniques in detail, it only devotes 5 pages to double knitting. So if you want to learn more about double knitting, then I recommend Mastering Color Knitting: Simple Instructions for Stranded, Intarsia, and Double Knitting.

    13. I read this book in print and e-book format. It is impressive in either format. The author presents the different styles of color knitting in a comprehensive, concise and easily understood fashion. The illustrations alone explain so many different techniques, not counting the well written descriptions of the different color knitting types.This book has an important place on any serious knitter's bookshelf or flash drive. It is an excellent reference which a knitter will consult over and over aga [...]

    14. This book is gorgeous - the photography is great, and the author explains the patterns and techniques in very clear terms. This book definitely made me want to run out and buy tons of colorful yarn, and most importantly, try new things. Maybe even (gasp!) intarsia!

    15. Lots of information about color theory which you can also find in some art books. Discussions and example patterns for: plain and textured stripes, entrelac and double knitting, stranding and intarsia, mosaic and shadow knitting. A definite must have for the advanced knitter.

    16. Excellent discussion of color theory and choosing colors--something I know little about and am not good at. Good, clear, color photographs, good instructions.

    17. Actually a good overall technique book, was pleasantly surprised. Great to flip through and get ideas.

    18. Wow! If you want to get real ambitious with your knitting, this is the book for you. Great pics - great patterns to try. Lots of ideas here, nice discussion of color (sooooo! important).

    19. I wasn't big on color knitting until I took a class from Margaret and bought her book. Now, I'm loving using up my stash by combining yards. Fun, fun, fun!

    20. This is an essential reference for anyone interested in knitting in/with color. All kinds of techniques. Lots of color theory. Highly recommended.

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