Knitting with Rainbows by Carol Feller
Knitting with gradients is so much fun! There's been a huge upsurge in the availability of gradient yarn skeins and mini-skein sets. Unfortunately, faced with a beautiful gradient skein pack, the yarn can sometimes look so perfect that it can be a little intimidating just to cast on. How can you make sure you knit them in at pattern and style that will do the yarn justice? Or, to put it another way, what is the best way to knit with a rainbow? Worry no more, Carol Feller has designed a wonderful collection of knitting patterns beautifully presented in her book Knitting with Rainbows.
Knitting with Rainbows will teach you about the different types of gradient yarns available; single skein, mini-skeins, dramatic colour jumps and subtle colour jumps. Based on the yarn type you can then use the techniques covered in the book to create the best yarn and pattern match. You will learn about different stitch patterns that create movement in the knitted fabric, how to bias knitting and how to use modular knitting to join gradient colour blocks.
Armed with this basic knowledge, you can practice your new skills on eleven fun, wearable patterns, as well as knowing what to look out for when matching gradient yarns with new patterns for future projects.