Exploring color in Knitting written by Sarah Hazell and Emma King will help you to understand and use color in new ways through adapting the yarns and yarn color out there today into your knitting. Their book starts off with an introduction to color history and emotional as well as cultural reactions to color. From there you will proceed to color theory forming a foundation to use in blending yarn colors in color relationships and proportions.
11 projects each focusing on a different technique are scattered throughout. The projects include a cowl neck scarf in a specific color of tints, tones and shades, a throw showing how warm and cool colors can work together effectively, Fair Isle mitts, a cushion cover to inspire you and more.
Sarah and Emma teach you about creating your own color palettes for the most pop. For Intarsia (using cables and bobbles) and Fair Isle you will learn how to interpret traditional patterns into contemporary designs using the latest trends in yarns (fiber content and colors).
The chapter on beadwork shows you how backgrounds can affect a single color bead. You will also learn to knit beads into your work. This section has some interesting photographs of beading and color families that will have you seeing color in a new light.
Color is fascinating and both of these women have a love for color that comes through in this book. If I could make one suggestion, I would like a larger font size.
Once you read and learn about how to use color, stop by the Yarn Basket located at 288 E. Main St Branford, CT 06405, 203.208.3288 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 203.208.3288 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and look over their new yarns.
Warren of The Yarn Basket says, “We’ve got gorgeous BIG yarns arriving daily!” Triana Lux is a yarn with a bit of sparkle in it. Tinseltown is similar to Rizos where you knit into the railroad track edge but with glitz. Marina Glitz, well you can tell by this name that it is glitzy. Ripple is another scarf yarn similar to Rizos but in a wide variety of colors less bold so they will go with more outfits. Flounce has new and very exciting colors for the fall. All of these yarns make one skeins scarves that are perfect for gift giving and hostess thank-you’s. You can knit them in one evening or even two in one evening. Who doesn’t love a quick reward.