Color dominance in stranded color knitting

Color dominance in stranded color knitting

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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

Tips to Stranded Color Knitting

Tips to Stranded Color Knitting

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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

Knitting Techniques: Stranded Colorwork

Knitting Techniques: Stranded Colorwork

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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

Color Theory Basics: Part II

Color Theory Basics: Part II

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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

Color Theory Basics: Part I

Color Theory Basics: Part I

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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