Color your world in new ways that ignite your cre­ativ­ity!

Creative Knitting - - EDITORS LETTER -

If you’ve been cu­ri­ous about color knitting, but have been hes­i­tant to try, now’s the best time to roll up your sleeves. We start your jour­ney with ba­sic meth­ods that never ex­pect you to man­age more than one color per row or round, then ad­vance to seem­ingly com­pli­cated tech­niques that turn ev­ery project into a mas­ter­piece!

Let’s take a look at what you’ll dis­cover. First, we’ll ex­plore the sim­plic­ity of stripes with slipped stitches. Th­ese tech­niques are a log­i­cal first step into color knitting be­cause they let you “cheat.” Here’s how: The col­or­work ef­fect is achieved when you slip a stitch from the pre­vi­ous row, which cre­ates the il­lu­sion that you ac­tu­ally worked it on that row.

Next, we’ll move into the world of mitered knitting. This easy-to-learn tech­nique is still in the realm of stripes, with a mitered ef­fect cre­ated by a se­ries of cen­tered de­creases. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll fall in love!

Then, we play a lit­tle more with the con­cept of slip-stitch knitting and dive into the world of mo­saic knitting. You get to play on a small scale with stitch blocks in 3 dif­fer­ent pat­tern com­bi­na­tions that you can join to cre­ate a mag­nif­i­cent in­fin­ity cowl!

Ah … in­tar­sia! Now we head into some new ter­ri­tory. If you’ve never used bob­bins in your knitting, now’s a great time to try; they’ll al­low you to master this tech­nique with­out tears.

Last, but cer­tainly not least, it’s time for a chal­lenge with stranded col­or­work and Fair Isle knitting. Th­ese meth­ods re­quire you to man­age mul­ti­ple col­ors per row or round, but we ease you into the process with pat­terns that re­quire just two col­ors at a time. Charts are a com­mon way to work stranded color pat­terns, and many knit­ters love that they make pat­tern read­ing eas­ier.

Are you ready to color your world? Then let’s get started!

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