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Exploring Color in Knitting: Techniques, Swatches, and Projects to Expand Your Knit Horizons Paperback – 1 Sep 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764147390
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764147395
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 18.9 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A very inspiring and wonderful book. It has proved very useful to me as it guides you in changing the colour in fair isle. It also has some really beautiful patterns.
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A very useful and helpful book to have. The service was excellent and recommended.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x955e79d8) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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HASH(0x955fae04) out of 5 stars Disappointing 24 April 2012
By Dr Skylaser - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Disappointingly basic--there's very little in the book new to me, a total amateur knitting for a year and having spent some thought on color theory. Their examples are VERY traditional-looking, and there's no space devoted to how to create a more modern look. Such a shame! I still want the book I thought this was going to be.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x955fae64) out of 5 stars Great Book on Color in Knitting 2 Sept. 2011
By Fairbanks Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love to buy knitting kits that come made up for me - colors and all. After reading this book, I may be able to put my own colors and kits together. This book talks about everything I can think of that has to do with color and knitting. There are sections on what color does, understanding color, proportion and stitchwork, color and decoration, intarsia Fair Isle and creativity. There is also a resource section.

The sections of this book are VERY complete. For instance the section on understanding color contains the following: techniques; colors and values; hue families; warm and cool colors; undertones; brights; pastels; neutrals; tints, tones and shades; rivals: complementary colors; allies: analagous colors. This section also contains several patterns to demonstrate the techniques and information contained in the book.

The patterns are great. I especially like the Tints, Tones and Shades Neck Scarf, The Stitchwork Cushion and the Inspiration Cushion.

The photographs are clear and the colors look true. I have several books on color theory and knitting and am still glad that I purchased this one. It adds to what I have and clarifies some of the questions that still come to mind. I highly recommend this book.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95ce0858) out of 5 stars Good Pictures, Bad Writing. 14 Jun. 2013
By mz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The information itself in this book is good. Lots of definitions of terms that you may have been wondering the meaning of, and lots of pictures is a plus.

However, the writing in the book is pretty retarded and wordy. While reading, it makes me feel either the authors think I'm stupid or they are used to talking to 5-year-olds. It could have been more concise, elegant, and intellectual.
There are also pieces here and there that I feel are just wrong. For example, a dark background doesn't make bright colors look "darker," they actually make them look brighter. This is basic optical illusion / cognitive perception concept.

That's the reason I would NOT keep this book in my collection.

It has nice sections on Intarsia and Fair Isle. Those are good intros to the techniques, but again, I would rather buy a book all about Fair Isle, instead of keeping this book.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x955fc108) out of 5 stars Clear and concise. 5 Sept. 2014
By Joy Stephens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Great book!! Very well written and laid out. It was a pleasure to read. I learned a ton about colour.
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