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Simple Colour Knitting

20th August 2015
Simple Colour Knitting

An introduction to working with colour for knitters of all abilities. Under Erika Knight’s expert guidance, each of the 20 projects in this book teaches you a colour knitting technique or designer trick, from working motifs in intarsia within a graphic patchwork-inspired throw or creating a Fairisle pattern through stranding and weaving in a two-colour infinity scarf. As these skills are not taught in isolation but within the context of a project, all the while you are learning whilst making – and the results will be an enviable collection of stylish knitwear pieces.

In addition to the projects, Erika dispenses her designer tips on putting together different shades, whether they are primary colours or neutral shades, monochrome schemes or punchy accent hues. Putting the basic colour theory knowledge across in a highly accessible way, Erika conveys the wondrous world of working with colour in a way that every knitter will understand and relate to.

With exquisite photography by Yuki Sugiura that perfectly shows each of the beautiful designs, and supported with clear diagrams and artworks, Erika Knight has created the ultimate knitting book of original designs. From cushions and throws to hats and scarves, Simple Colour Knitting provides the perfect opportunity for practising your colour work, whether that is random striping, tonal phasing, texture stitches or pictorial motifs.

Published by Quadrille. Photography Yuki Sugiura. RRP UK £16.99.

All photos copyright Yuki Sugiura.

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