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By Melissa Leapman

One of many purposes knitting and colorwork grasp Melissa Leapman first discovered to knit was once her desire to make one unique project—a sweater utilizing reasonable Isle method. Now, for the 1st time, she brings her ardour for complex colour knitting to knitters who are looking to knit with any and each colour of yarn they could wrap round their needles.
 
Conquer vintage stranded knitting, “draw” photographs in yarn utilizing intarsia, and make initiatives in a single with reversible double knitting. Leapman’s transparent guide proves that knitting with a number of colours might seem extra advanced, however it doesn’t need to be tricky. She contains the fastest, simplest, and so much intuitive tools for every strategy, utilizing wisdom honed over years of colour knitting workshops with knitters from around the country.
 
Once you’ve realized the fundamentals, perform your new abilities by way of developing initiatives for your self, your mates, and everybody in your reward checklist. each one bankruptcy features a handful of pattern initiatives to get you began, a clothier Workshop that teaches you very important innovations in each designer’s toolbox, and a development treasury of designated styles to use to initiatives of your personal creation—more than 50 styles and 12 tasks in all.
 
Throughout, Leapman’s important selection of how-tos, diagrams, guidance, and tricks (including a refresher direction in colour thought that can assist you select the correct colour combos) makes Mastering colour Knitting the e-book you’ll flip to for info and notion time and time back.

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Make a bigger hole if necessary using a hole punch. SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS PB Place sequin by inserting crochet hook through hole in sequin, hook next st off the left-hand needle and through the sequin. Place the st onto the right-hand needle without working it. This throw is a simple rectangle knitted in stockinette stitch in a beautifully lush medium-weight (aran) wool and silk mix yarn. The design impact comes from the large gold sequins (paillettes) that are knitted in to create a border as you work.

YARN FOCUS I chose this yarn because it contained just the shades I wanted: natural, earthy colours including stone, green, brown and rust. Because it is a loosely spun single yarn, I knew it would not be hard-wearing enough for a floor or outdoor cushion. Yarns like this are great for bulky-weight soft sweaters, but not for pieces that will get a lot of wear and tear. The solution was to felt the knitted fabric. This changed it completely; it lost its loftiness and became a strong, textured fabric in merged shades resembling lichencovered stone.

16 sts. Don’t hold back: vibrant, clashing colours will have the greatest impact for this project. indd 58 21/2/08 1:39:44 pm your yarn, your style! Rework this cube in shades inspired by a flower garden: soft pink, lilac, leaf green and cream. Add flower buttons for a pretty touch. Or use shades of blue, aqua and sea green highlighted with natural shell buttons. Sew the buttons onto the sides where colours change for added texture. Cont in this way, working 2 sts more between incs on every alt row and transferring to the circular needle when you have sufficient sts.

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