Colorwork Cup Coziness


Why why why have I been so afraid of colorwork? I took the plunge and cast on to give it a try, using Ohdessa's Three Colorwork Coffee Sleeves pattern. I jumped right in with the five color snowflake and it came together in just a few hours! Doesn't my cup look cozy? :-) I modified the pattern by using fingering weight yarn scraps on 2.25mm dpn's.  I simply cast on 72 rather than 60 stitches to start. I was rather surprised to note how little yarn it used. Several of my colors were just mini skeins and it hardly made a dent in them! I was rather a fumble fingers - unable to knit with both hands, I just untangled my yarn as I went, changing colors every other stitch in some … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger Mary on Color Theory


Mary Gildersleeve is a prolific published designer, an author and knitting instructor. She currently blogs at By Hand, With Heart. Many of her designs are available through her website. Color theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications. All the information would fill several encyclopedias. As an introduction, here are a few basic concepts and definitions. A color-wheel, a circle based on the primary colors, is traditional in the field of art. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. Since then scientists and artists have studied and designed numerous variations of this concept. Remember, the color-wheel, altho … [Read more...]