Color by Kristin: How to Design Your Own Beautiful Knits

Color by Kristin How to Design Your Own Beautiful Knits Don t fear color embrace it That s the message woven all through this illustrated guide to knitting with multiple colors Aimed at advanced beginners through intermediate knitters the projects prov

Don t fear color embrace it That s the message woven all through this illustrated guide to knitting with multiple colors Aimed at advanced beginners through intermediate knitters, the 20 projects provided here include clothing, blankets, bags, and lots of home d cor items, each bursting with rich hues and textures Lavish photographs showcase each of the required techniDon t fear color embrace it That s the message woven all through this illustrated guide to knitting with multiple colors Aimed at advanced beginners through intermediate knitters, the 20 projects provided here include clothing, blankets, bags, and lots of home d cor items, each bursting with rich hues and textures Lavish photographs showcase each of the required techniques, while designer Kristin Nicholas s text explains the theory behind using colors to maximum effect From the magnificent Fair Isle Pullover to the coordinated Mother Daughter Mittens to the fun and fabulous Snowflake Pillow, these projects will bring color to every aspect of a knitter s life.

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  1. KRISTIN NICHOLAS is a knitwear and stitchery designer who lives in western Massachusetts on a working sheep farm with her husband and daughter and 400 sheep, three border collies, two great pyrenees guard dogs, ten cats, thirty chickens, one guard donkey, and one guard llama Kristin learned to knit and sew when she was nine years old Following her passion for creating, she received a BS from University of Delaware and MS from Colorado State University in Textiles and Clothing She has worked in the American needlework industry for over 25 years as a creative director and a stitchery and knitwear designer She is the author of 8 books including Color By Kristin, Kristin Knits, Colorful Stitchery, Kids Embroidery, Knitting for Baby, and Her specialty is working with color and she is known as a color expert within the needlework industry She has her own line of yarn named Julia , after her daughter, which is distributed throughout North America by Nashua Handknits a Division of Westminster Fibers She has been also been featured as a knitting expert on PBS s Knit and Crochet Now for the three seasons.Kristin s home and work have been featured in Country Home, Country Living, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knitters Magazine, and many other national publicationscmillan author kristi

238 Reply to “Color by Kristin: How to Design Your Own Beautiful Knits”

  1. Color by Kristin is an awesome knitting book, great for knitters who love to design their own projects My realm is free forming to create patterns, so flipping through this book was a lot of fun and very inspiring I have a passion for color, and this book made my mouth water and my fingers twitch There are 25 patterns very colorful patterns and a variety of graphs in the back for creating your own variations The patterns range from very beginner to advanced, but they all have similarities using [...]


  2. Renewed the library s copy of this book so many times I finally bought it The color charts at the back of the book are invaluable, as are the various techniques and edgings the author explains The explanation of how to chart your own colorwork designs is excellent That, combined with the tips tricks in Elizabeth Zimmermen s books is probably just about anything a designer would need to put together really outstanding color pieces The author s examples of colorwork, in the patterns she shares, de [...]


  3. Has some interesting inspirations for color Patterns are playful versions of some basic items and directions are clear and easy to follow Not a bad book to go to when you need to be inspired or want a quick refresher on intarsia Recommend checking out at least once.


  4. Same old, same old Everything in here is in a yarn by the company she works for, the wonder is that it was published in hardcover Her design tips, which is why I wanted to read it, are nothing new.



  5. Lots of colored knits and how to use color I would love to have the SW styled wrap Pillows, scarves, hats and sweaters are in this book They almost look like needlepoint.





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