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Knitting with The Color Guys [Hardcover]

Kaffe Fassett , Brandon Mably
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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4 Jan 2012
Kaffe Fassett, perhaps the most celebrated textile artist in the world today, is known above all for his mastery of color. In his first book collaboration with Brandon Mably, his studio design partner, Kaffe finds exciting inspiration in the textures, shapes, and patterns all around us, in nature and in everyday life, to create more than 35 vibrant, gorgeous knitting projects: scarves, sweaters, vests, pillows, afghans, all with the signature color flair that is the Kaffe Fassett trademark.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring (4 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936096374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936096374
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 22.1 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kaffe Fassett has a tremendous following all over the world as the premier color knit/quilt/needlepoint designe, who has authored more than 30 books. A true pioneer, he was the first-ever living textile designer to have a show at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Brandon Mably tours the world conducting classes and seminars on knitting and the use of color in fashion. He has authored numerous books, including Knitting Color.

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh so lovely - ordered yarn straightaway 14 Feb 2012
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There are some great things in this book - most of the best using the Regia Hand dyed effect yarns and the space dyed sock yarns. One could use other similar sock yarns though I am sure. I've taken the idea from the Hyacinth scarf and started on a blanket and ordered the yarn for the poppies stole. My daughter loves the striped scarves. However there are just as nice patterns in the booklet from Regia also designed by the same chaps.... Many of the ideas are not complicated but good use of yarns - though some will be very expensive, unless you have yarns in your stash some of the stoles and blankets are going to cost over 100 to make.

now a month later ...... makinng the poppies stole in the Regia Hand dye effect yarn, the yarn is a nightmare..... slippy and gets tangled all the time...
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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This is a beautifully produced book showing off not just the work of Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably but also gorgeous photographs of the things that inspire them - from nature, from pottery, from textiles. This is what I would term a coffee table book as it is wonderful just to look at the glorious photography and read about what inspires their design processes but often such books aren't really very practical with few if any patterns that you would really want to knit. This is what sets this book apart from the rest - it is full of some very doable ideas and patterns for both the beginner and the experienced knitter and encourages you to experiment and push your boundaries with the use of colour and texture. I am already on my second Hyacinth Scarf which is so easy, so quick to make but so effective using one 100g ball of Regia Stripe and one 20g ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze. It is worth noting that the patterns are all for accessories such as scarves, stoles, throws, hats etc and not for actual garments.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but! 5 Jun 2013
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Lovely patterns but much of the wool required discontinued and no substitute recommended on manufacturers website.Will have to go to wool shop and try to get alternatives but obviously will not end up with Kaffe Fassetts colour know how.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Idea inspiring 16 Aug 2012
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I eagerly awaited this book and wasn't disappointed when it arrived .... Beautiful pictures , lovely stories behind the designs and well written patterns ..... So much warmth comes through on each page and you're literally inspired to knit with each page read .....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Color guys 17 July 2012
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I have found this book extremely useful as a source of ideas for colour knitting and well worth the Amazon price. Will have fun with its ideas when I start a new project!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 9 Nov 2013
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Cushions, throws and scarves; the simplest projects.
Stripes and more stripes. Often the main colour theme is produced by variegated yarn.
Not artistic, not thrilling or inspiring. 'Glorious knitting' was his best book, unfortunately the garments are very dated now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great patterns 2 April 2014
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This has given me inspirations for patters for future projects even if I don't specifically use the patterns inside. Although I would have liked some more information on the best way to knit with multiple colours at the start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 12 Mar 2014
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This book is fab to meander through giving you ideas and possibilities in the world of knitting with colour. It arrived in an excellent condition and is well loved.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
this is nice for my bisnes and my good frends for look for patterns my freand love it so muts
Published 9 months ago by saelinsig
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing since sliced bread.
This is an excellent book, full of wonderful colour and lovely patterns that make your fingers itch to get started. I love to just look thro it, it brightens my day. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs M Seabrook
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious in every sense
As always, Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably have produced a feast for the eyes and needles. Lovely, practical projects to please everyone I think with their sublime colours whether... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Gorgeous!
beautiful, amazing patterns suitable for knitters of all abilities. Start on the easy projects and work your way up to the challenges of the harder ones. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Miss S C Ashworth
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fabulous Color Guys
A wonderful boost of energy and happiness comes from looking in this book - without even trying out the patterns - can't wait to get knitting!
Published 11 months ago by Lise Greve
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
A gorgeous, inspirational book. Might give it five stars when I have had time to knit some of the projects and test the accuracy of the pattern instructions. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Poetic Planner
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Book
Really went for this book because of the authors, but it was even better than I expected. Great patterns from the easy to the more adventurous and really gorgeous photographs. Read more
Published 11 months ago by stella egan
5.0 out of 5 stars great ideas
as the book's subtitle says, inspiration. I probably won't knit any of the projects exactly as they are in the book but it gives you ideas and confidence to try your own creations... Read more
Published 11 months ago by SamuiD
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful ideas
A book to inspire anyone with poor color sense, wonderful ideas and patterns again my knitting group are green with envy
Published 14 months ago by murken
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