Learn to knit slipped stitches and create interesting textured, colourwork fabrics.
We LOVE colour! Colourwork knitting includes stranded knitting (also called Fair Isle knitting), slipped-stitch knitting, and other techniques such as blending yarns (marling), stripes, colour blocking and intarsia too! We have tutorials to help you pick a pleasing palette too.
Ready to get started with colourwork? Start off nice and simple, and the rest is just…details.
It’s possible (and FUN) to choose from your stash of leftovers and odd balls when knitting colourwork projects – these are my best tips for getting started, and mixing yarns of different weights, textures, and constructions when knitting colourwork.
Let’s look at how the playful Sunshine hat (and sweater) colourwork palette works. Understanding the structure and relationships in a colourwork design allows you to re-colour the design more effectively.
The Lullaby blanket pattern includes four yarn weight options – this post explores several colour palette concepts for this simple striped knit.
Lately we’ve been having great fun combining lace weight mohair yarns with other yarns, resulting in beautiful painterly effects. Our new Love Note sweater and Posy shawl patterns both use this yarn combination.