A note from Kathleen: Color knitting is a technique that once mastered—or even tried, if I'm being honest—is addicting. When I'm knitting with color, whether it's intarsia, Fair Isle, or even a simple stripe, I have a hard time putting my knitting down because I want to see what comes next. Knits Editor Eunny Jang loves color knitting, too, and she and the eBook team have put together a new pattern collection, Stranded Color Knitting Gifts to Give, with small projects to knit and give —if you can part with them after you're finished! Here's Eunny to tell you more:
Stranded Color Knitting
|The Chivalry Mitts by Alexis Winslow. These heart-patterned mitts can be personalized with the initials of the recipient!
I've always loved stranded colorwork.
Originally intended as a way to show off the many black, brown, and cream shades of wool that can come from primitive-breed sheep, stranded colorwork today is a lively, lovely connection both to knitting's past and its bright present. And with good reason: there's serious magic in how a handful of colors, a simple pattern, and a bit of technique can turn plain knitting into lush, painterly fabrics with rich visual depth.
Stranded colorwork is also extra-warm and dense, making it perfect for cozy, sturdy accessories. For this collection, we've chosen small projects for the hands, feet, and head that make perfect gifts, with patterning that ranges from traditional to ultra-mod.
All are knitted in the round, making it easy to practice your stranded colorwork skills with the right side of the work always facing you. And we've included a bonus guide to color mixing for knitters, so you can make color choices with ease and confidence.
Download Stranded Knitting Gifts to Give
from the Knitting Daily
choose your pattern and your colors, and get knitting and giving.
P.S. Do you love color knitting? Leave a comment and tell us why!