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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Schoolhouse Press (December 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0942018346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0942018349
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 24, 2012
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I love two color knitting--which surprises me. I started knitting as a youngster and back then, I preferred textural stitches and cables. Now, I mainly do colorwork, and the great thing about two color work is that you can easily hold just two colors per row, yet with the proper knowledge, you can employ clever tricks to make a riot of color in your knitting ("All the colors of the rainbow!" as the donut delivery man said to Homer Simpson.)

This book has, of course Fair Isle, that traditional technique of small patterns repeated in bands interspersed with larger bands of "OXO" (x's and o's against a sometimes multicolored background.) But Turkish colorwork, with its teasingly symmetrical but abstract patterns is here too. And this book is a joint effort of many knitting authors including the late Joyce Williams, so "Armenian" two color work is here too. This is a method that involves stranding so that one or another color floats to the top to make an intarsia-like pattern without the method of intarsia, where you lock in areas of color using small balls of yarn for each color area. Bohus knitting is discussed, which uses not only color but texture stitches to achieve a luminous result.

There is info on centering motifs and designs (an issue I have right now, I'm doing a color yoke design of my own, and I have to center the design for the front of the cardigan.) There is info on how to shape within colorwork to maintain a pleasing pattern, so you can decrease an arm or the leg of a stocking and have the colorwork continue on in pattern. And info on avoiding the "jog" or the fact that rows of knitting are spirals when knitting in the round, but you want to have stripes end without climbing onto themselves. There is info on sizing and adjusting.
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Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen have done it again.

I love this book! If you are contemplating ever doing some color work, this book is a must have reference on your bookshelf. It is jam packed with very useful instructions and tips only knitting veterans like Meg and Amy can impart. The book has many illustrative (rather than gratuitous) photos, which is very helpful.

It is almost as good as being in a color work class with Meg and Amy --- I only wish they would do a companion DVD!!!!
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I read through this with interest and enjoyed the photos of colourwork in progress. I would say that this isn't really a beginners book. It focuses on techniques and doesn't have any patterns as such although there are a few charts used in the examples. It's probably more for Improvers who have tried Fair Isle and know what their own particular challenges are, so that you could look up the appropriate solution in this book. It's a good addition to my library, although I did find that some of the explanations weren't very clear and would likely need to be supplemented by additional online research.
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I just think this is one of the best resource books to come out in a looong time. I love how all these wonderful techniques are together in one wonderful volume. Very useful guide even if you're working on a single color item. Thanks so much Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen for this fabulous book!
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This is an excellent book for learning color knitting in various techniques, designing your own color-patterned garments, and making the Elizabeth Zimmerman method easy to understand (Meg Swanson is her daughter). There are great photos, a small lesson to give you a great understanding of what it's all about, great how-to's and tutorials on designing neck openings, armhole openings and edgings for color and/or patterned sweaters and cardigans. Every lesson can be used on single color garments as well. Wish I had known about this book many years ago but there is still a lot more to learn within its pages. Small book but huge in content.
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This book is an excellent introduction to stranded knitting - I was a little disappointed, as I had hoped there would be more for the advanced knitter. Nevertheless, it will be a good addition to my teaching armamentarium.

These ladies are great teachers, and demystify color knitting.

I would disagree a bit with their finishing of steeks, however. I think Therese Chynoweth's book, Norwegian Sweater Techniques for Today's Knitter, is a bit more complete, with smoother internal finishing.
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I think the information given in this volume is useful and is able to be appreciated on many skill levels. I'm fairly new to knitting in two colors with both hands, (only have made a pair of socks) so this book gives me valuable insight.
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This is a small book, but do not let that fool you. It is cram packed with explicit details on knitting with more than one color. All the elements that make a truely flawless garment are inside this little book.
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