The New Stranded Colorwork

Take your colorwork knitting off the charts! Mary Scott Huff’s brand-new take on classic traditions of Norwegian colorwork techniques in The New Stranded Colorwork will have knitters confidently working on charted colorwork designs for the modern knitter. The New Stranded Colorwork is divided into two sections: projects and techniques. The enticing, vibrant collection of 20 knitted designs range in difficulty and include accessories, vests, pullovers, and cardigans designed for men, women, and children. Each design is accompanied by an inspiring quote and basic construction techniques, which are outlined at length in the tutorial section.The technique section is presented in a friendly, organized fashion in the author’s conversational style. Six key methods including stranded colorwork techniques, a guide to reading charts, a steeking how-to, and tips on seams and facings in colorwork knitting are highlighted. Huff also explains the basic tools, yarn, and needles needed to achieve high-end colorwork results. With The New Stranded Colorwork, knitters will gain inspiration beyond the usual Nordic snowflakes and reindeer motifs. With projects like the Lotus Blossom Vest, Kiss that Frog Vest, Counting Crows Pullover, Little Leopardess Pullover, The Bees’ Knees Cardigan, and more, knitting colorwork can not only be enjoyable but a great chance for knitters to express a modern, colorful style. From casting on and managing two balls of yarn, to adding steeks and finishing cut edges, the knitter is guided through all stranded colorwork techniques and given a host of contemporary and innovative designs along the way. The New Stranded Colorwork will change knitters’ opinions of traditional Norwegian colorwork forever.