Synopses & Reviews
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!
Knitters rejoice! Kristin Knits
is full of delicious color, both knitted in and stitched on, put together as only Kristin can."
—Amy R. Singer, author of No Sheep for You
"Feeling playful? Kristin Nicholas sure is, and the proof is in the pudding. She fuses a vibrant palette with a dash of ethnic-design inspiration and more than a bit of merry embellishment - choose your garment and level of virtuosity." Yarn Market News
"A Kristin Nicholas design is immediately recognizable - sweaters and accessories covered in bold, graphic patters that play with geometry, color, and texture all at once. In her new book, Kristin Knits, Kristin presents twenty-seven designs that leap off the pages in a tumult of color and line."
-Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2007
"Kristin...is in full bloom with her latest book, Kristin Knits, which explodes with her signature bold colorways. Kristin Nicholas is multifaceted, bright-hued, on the move, and simple in her complexity - a true kaleidoscope of talents."
-Interweave Knits, Winter 2007
"Kristin Nicholas was destined to knit. As an expert craftswoman, Nicholas is primarily interested in combining the useful with the beautiful - the practical with the fanciful."
- The Best of Vogue Knitting: 25 Years of Articles, Techniques and Expert Advice, naming Kristin Nicholas a "Master Knitter of the 90's"
"For those of us who tramp about in our monastic black skirts and boots, Kristin Knits is a joyous wakeup call. Fearlessly juxtaposing oranges, magentas, and periwinkles with bright greens, hennas, and pinks in crisp combinations, this master strands and intarsias her way through the color wheel. Kevin Kennifick's spectacular photos capture the energy of the outdoor scenes while still showing full stitch definition. Nicholas lovers and newbies alike will flock to this new installment (twenty-seven designs in all), in which even the humble pompom becomes an exciting adventure in color."
- Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008
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.
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.
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.