"How to Select Color Palettes for Knitting
and other Fiber Arts"
by Nancy Shroyer
booklet thoroughly, yet easily explains how to use the color wheel
and apply it to your fiber project. If you have always wanted to
know how to use this great tool but were unable to, due to the
complexity of the topic, this is
book that will allow you to finally understand how to select colors.
"Knitting with more
than one color can be like painting a picture. The colors you choose
can be soothing, exciting, dull, etc. They can blend or contrast or
just look horrible together! Of course, you have the freedom
to choose any colors you wish. You may find inspiration in the
world around you, in another
or in a painting. But if you have problems choosing colors
that end up being pleasing to the eyes or a fabric that is
balanced, then this booklet might help you."
It includes a 5" Color Wheel
made by EK Success (K1C2's wheel) and has 24 pages. 5.5" x 8.5"
(with a plastic comb binding so you can keep the book open) in black
& white text with a laminated color cover.
- This is one of the
books with which to learn
- how to apply the color
wheel to your fiber arts projects.
- Includes a 5" Color Wheel
- Retail Price - $19.99
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"From Swatch to Blocking
-An Adventure in Fair Isle
Knitting - "
A manual on techniques and color
planning. It includes a vest pattern in 8 finished sizes 37" to 51".
"This manual and
pattern developed from a class on Fair Isle knitting that I teach. If
you are a beginner in color work, this is a good pattern to start with.
The long text may at first seem daunting, but it breaks down all of the
steps into detailed instructions. This booklet contains more
explanations and descriptions of techniques and methods than a standard
this particular vest pattern because I could incorporate a number of
techniques in a project that could be completed in a relatively short time.
I purposely made it a cardigan so you would have to learn button bands and
button holes. With front bands and armhole bands you will learn a special
technique I have developed for covering the cut steek stitches. And with 4
steeks, you will have plenty of opportunities to get over any fear you may
have for cutting your knitting. When you have completed this
lesson/pattern you will have the skills to knit any two-color knitting
The vest on the
cover of the manual was the original blue/violet one that I made. This
pattern does not have specific colors in the design. That way you can
pick from the many color ways that have been developed or pick your own.
You can make the vest a few times, and it will never look the same way.
Please look at our sample swatches from this pattern. We sell the all of the
yarn to make vests based on the swatches in kits. When you purchase a kit,
this book is included.
to see the sample swatches.
Fair Isle knitting
is a great adventure. Watching the pattern build with each row of
subsequent colors is addictive – you will always want to finish “just one
more row.” It is my favorite type of knitting and I hope it will become
This book is 8-1/2" x 11" and contains
20 pages of text and 3 pages of graphs. Plastic comb binding.
Retail Price - $12.99
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