I’m feeling determined to make some kind of dent in the stash. So many beautiful skeins and partial skeins, languishing in the cupboard. I love the idea of a patchwork blanket, but… let’s be honest. A blanket is a huge amount of work. And I think a blanket is better worked in a heavy weight … Read More
In stranded color knitting (often called Fair Isle knitting), two or more colors are used on each row. If you’re new to stranded color knitting, I recommend not worrying about yarn dominance for a while. It’s an important concept that will help your color knitting look even more perfect, but not 100% necessary at first. Let’s … Read More
Stranded color knitting (often called Fair Isle knitting, although to be precise, while Fair Isle color knitting is stranded, not all stranded color knitting is Fair Isle) is gorgeous to look at, but takes a little practice to master. I’m no master color knitter, but I have figured out what works for me. Tips for … Read More
Have you noticed a lot more people knit holding the yarn in their left hand? So many people have found the advantage of Continental knitting for stockinette in the round. It’s very fast. I’m an English knitter, but I have adopted Continental for straight knitting (I still purl English though). The other place it’s very … Read More
In Slip Stitches Part I, I showed the basic technique of joining a contrast colour, and alternating knitted stitches in the contrast colour with slipped stitches of the main colour to get coloured dots in your stockinette. In Part I, the slipped stitches aren’t very obvious. You don’t notice, without looking closely, that the cream … Read More
Let’s talk about slip stitches. You might have noticed them in the Henning Cowl, Minno Cowl, Minno Hat, Arbutus Jacket, England Avenue Cardigan, or the Ferguson Cowl. It looks like I’m a little obsessed with them.
Color Relationships In Color Theory Part I we introduced some basic color terminology and the color wheel. Now the fun part, color relationships. This article introduces some basic concepts in how to combine colors for knitters (and non-knitters too!). You can find Part I over here. Usually, the knitter plays with color through yarn choice. … Read More
The art and science of color is a complicated field, but here’s an introduction to color theory. This article introduces some basic terminology and concepts, including the color wheel; primary, secondary and tertiary colors; hue, value, saturation; tints and shade; warmth and coolness. You can read Color Theory Part II here. The color wheel The … Read More