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Knitting Color: Design Inspiration from Around the World [Hardcover]

By Brandon Mably & Kaffe Fassett (Introduction by)
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Throughout his years working as a knitwear designer, Brandon Mably has had the good fortune to journey around the world presenting his hugely popular “Color in Design” workshops. Wherever he went, Mably took inspiration from the local crafts and colors. Now, he shares some of the ideas he's gathered in a collection of unique projects bound to tempt any knitter. Beautiful as these pieces are, they're also straightforward, with most featuring a basic stockinette stitch and his own simple color technique. The 20 items include a Guatemalan bird-patterned slipover, Indian felted bag, Apache waistcoat, South African hands cushion, and Australian zebra swing jacket. In addition, Mably provides a lively account of his adventures in a visual travel diary that pays homage to the countries he's visited.

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Pages   180
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   2.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 28, 2006
Publisher   Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN  193302707X  
ISBN13  9781933027074  

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great techniques  Jan 10, 2008
will cover the special techniques for creating and finishing garments .
Brandon has a natural instinct for color and design.
He will show you how to create a color palette to your liking.

You'll gain confidence to make a sweater design uniquely yours.
Truly Inspirational  Sep 24, 2007
Lovely book packed with gorgeous designs, but what was even more exciting for me was the opportunity to see the sources of inspiration together with the patterns, sometimes in several different color combinations and the final garment.
Try before you buy  Sep 13, 2007
I'm glad I picked this up at the library. It's a beautiful book, with lovely pictures and interesting information. The charts are big and actually in color instead of stupid little symbols.

On the other hand, many of the women's garments seem unwearable--the jacket shown on the cover has a 72" bust. Two of me could wear it. The xs/sm would weigh over 5 lb. Nearly everything is oversized, or worse. I don't think any thought went into garment design other than getting these great colors and patterns onto a wearable.

Besides sweaters, jackets, and vests, women get a lackluster purse. Sofas get some pillows and a throw. Men get two vests and a basic sweater. Girls get an extremely charming vest. With your leftover yarn you can make a striped throw, but no total yardage or weight is given--just "various 4-ply yarns and colors from Rowan Yarns". The throw in the photo looks as if it is lined and then given a crocheted edging, but the instructions don't say anything about lining it. I can't think of a way to get that edging over a lining without excessive hand sewing. I really like this idea, because I can't wear wool next to my skin. (I wear a lot of turtlenecks in winter.)

Get this book if you love Kaffe Fassett and have a primary interest in color and pattern; don't get it if your interest is in garment design. People like me will check it out from the library or buy a used copy.
Knitting Color: Design Inspiration from Around the World  Jun 27, 2007
This is an interesting book. I like it because it takes ideas from what we see around us. We are different from each country -- only we are the same as each other., Thanks for a great book. Patterns given and the colors are wonderful. It makes the imagination start to flow.
A unique, perfect acquisition for any serious knitter's library.  Jun 18, 2007
KNITTING COLOR: DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM AROUND THE WORLD provides the author's innovative use of color gained from his world travels and workshops for knitters. Knitters of all skill levels will learn the keys to his color pairing techniques, with 20 original patterns discussing sources of inspiration, cultural influence, and how new patterns for knitting can be discovered from everyday life. The full-page color patterns and insights make this a unique, perfect acquisition for any serious knitter's library.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch

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