the definitive guide to working with hand-dyed yarns
Artful Color Mindful Knits - PDF
A hand-dyed skein of yarn is not just one color but an entire color
story. Laura Bryant shows how that story can have a happily-ever-after
ending—every single time.
Artisan hand dyers build patterning potential — a color repeat — into
each skein of yarn. When the repeat stacks as the yarn is worked into
fabric, patterning happens. But often that patterning is unattractive. Artful Color, Mindful Knits,
offers ways to create consistent, repeatable, understandable, and PLEASING results with the Magic Number.
Stitch gauge, color repeat, and stitch count work together to create intentional patterning.
When you want the colors to blend, Laura gives stitch choices and
strategies that overcome unwanted pooling or patterning. Additionally, learn to place colors on a color-weight scale and recognize contrast using Laura's key concepts for working with color.
These alone are worth
the price of admission PLUS 40 designs to knit and crochet.
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higher to take advantage of all features. This digital edition in rich Portable Document Format (PDF) updated on April 1, 2016.