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If you're confident with the needles, but still feel a little unsure about improvising with color, now you can learn to develop your personal fiber palette with Kristin Nicholas. She enthusiastically guides you through the process of harmonizing colors and textures to create knitted garments that are personal, contemporary, and stunningly beautiful.

Nicholas encourages every knitter to look all around—in a flower-filled park, at an art museum, in a child's picture book—for colors that please and inspire. Work those colors into your knitting with wide or narrow stripes, surprising bobbles and fingers, or basic embroidery stitches that lend playfulness to even the simplest patterns. Experiment with your wildest ideas. You can always unravel what doesn't work!

Play with your new color freedom with 27 Kristin Nicholas patterns. Make your knitting sing with the warm, vibrant colors for which Nicholas is famous, or take inspiration from her to find your own color language. Either way, the results will shine!

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Noted knitwear designer and color connoisseur Nicholas encourages readers to conquer their color inhibitions, learn a little basic color theory, and create personally satisfying fiber palettes. The fresh collection of 25 designs showcases her extraordinary talent for color.

Synopsis:

Vibrant colors combined in exciting patterns can make a project sing; dull colors or jarring combinations can ruin it. Noted knitwear designer and color connoisseur Kristin Nicholas encourages readers to conquer their color inhibitions, learn a little basic color theory, and create personally satisfying fiber palettes. Once awakened to the glories of color, you'll begin to see new possibilities in nature, at museums, in books and magazines—everywhere that color makes a powerful statement. Any beautiful display can become the inspiration for an upcoming knitting project!

This fresh collection of 25 designs for hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and sweaters showcases Kristin's extraordinary feel for color. Her distinctive palette, influenced by Indian and French provincial textiles, is instantly recognizable in five exciting designs for each type of garment. Whether you use Kristin's favorite colors or apply your own exciting choices, you'll be thrilled to create these projects.

About the Author

Kristin Nicholas was named one of Vogue Knitting's Master Knitters of the '90s and has designed knitwear for Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, and other major magazines. She is the author of Colorful Stitchery and three other books on knitting. Kristin lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and assorted farm animals.

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Tory, July 31, 2012 (view all comments by Tory)
Kristin Nicholas has indeed crafted a book that "encourages" knitters to explore color pathways. Her combinations are delightfully different and the accompanying patterns are clear. Where this book fell flat for me was in her total lack of guidance when it came to the 'how' of combining colors. Ok, in fairness, she gave a two sentence explanation for carrying a second color behind the main color but what am I supposed to do when her pattern calls for 3 and 4 colors? Any knitter, beginner or experienced, will tell you that what matters is how to reduce or hide 'the step' created when adding colors and how to weave in a multitude of ends once the garment is done. She had the definitive "perfect opportunity" to share her expertise and failed to do so. I paid full price for my copy and wish I had ordered it through my public library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580176781
Author:
Nicholas, Kristin
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
Nicholas, Kristen
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.0 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Noted knitwear designer and color connoisseur Nicholas encourages readers to conquer their color inhibitions, learn a little basic color theory, and create personally satisfying fiber palettes. The fresh collection of 25 designs showcases her extraordinary talent for color.
"Synopsis" by ,
Vibrant colors combined in exciting patterns can make a project sing; dull colors or jarring combinations can ruin it. Noted knitwear designer and color connoisseur Kristin Nicholas encourages readers to conquer their color inhibitions, learn a little basic color theory, and create personally satisfying fiber palettes. Once awakened to the glories of color, you'll begin to see new possibilities in nature, at museums, in books and magazines—everywhere that color makes a powerful statement. Any beautiful display can become the inspiration for an upcoming knitting project!

This fresh collection of 25 designs for hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and sweaters showcases Kristin's extraordinary feel for color. Her distinctive palette, influenced by Indian and French provincial textiles, is instantly recognizable in five exciting designs for each type of garment. Whether you use Kristin's favorite colors or apply your own exciting choices, you'll be thrilled to create these projects.

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