This step-by-step technique reference introduces and thoroughly explores several styles of knitting that involve color/yarn changes to create intricate patterns and designs. With Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters, you'll delve into exciting methods including striping, slipstitch, mosaic, stranded, and intarsia knitting and duplicate stitch and embroidery embellishment. While colorwork is commonly found in knitting projects, each colorwork knitting method requires skills that are difficult for someone to simply grasp on their own without careful guidance, which is just what this volume provides. Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, teaching all that is necessary to master the required knitting skills. Charts, diagrams, and graphs are also provided, and swatch exercises in each section give the reader a chance to try the skills. Sections end with three to five small projects. This volume is an inspiring addition to any knitter’s library.
Lori Ihnen is a professional fashion designer of both hand-knit and sewn clothes. She holds a degree in clothing design from the University of Minnesota, and she specializes in creating intricate stranded designs, often inspired by nature. Her handwork is so intricate and precise that it is often mistaken for machine-produced knitting.
Ihnen's designs have been featured in other books, including Top-Notch Knits; Bags: a Knitter's Dozen; A Garden Stroll: Knits Inspired by Nature; and the how-to knitting video, "Fair Isle Without Fear." She also designs for magazines, including Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Easy Knits, and Knitter's Magazine. An additional creative project included Ihnen being commissioned by the Minnesota Historical Society Museum to design a cardigan sweater for their permanent collection, Minnesota Female Fiber Artist.