Are you a keen knitter but have never tried colourwork?
With the help of author Anna Dervout, you’ll soon have colourwork spilling off your needles to create delicate yet modern knitwear designs for women and children.
Colourwork refers to a technique used to knit patterns in multiple colours; it requires the simultaneous use of several different colours in the same row. An understanding of colourwork paves the way to integrating a vast range of knitting motifs: horizontal, vertical, geometric or stand-alone.
In Colourwork in the Round, discover different colourwork techniques using circular needles, which are becoming increasingly popular among knitting enthusiasts due to their advantages over traditional double-pointed needles; they are more comfortable, portable and versatile to use.
You’ll learn how to choose your yarns, manage tension, knit in the round, and integrate a seamless change of colour into your work.
Colourwork in the Round does the hard work of demystifying this traditional knitting technique through clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions that guide you through the learning process, and a detailed chapter on how to read a colourwork pattern chart.
Then, there’s the chance to put your knowledge into practice to create five gorgeous garments, each suited to a different skill level: create a hat, a sweater or a cardigan and see all your hard work pay off!
Anna’s patterns are designed to be, above all, relaxing for the knitter; they are written in a clear manner, accessible to beginners : patterns cater for children from 3 months to 12 years, and women from UK sizes 8 to 22 (US 4 to 18; EU 36/40 to 40/54).