Knitting isn't always black and white, especially when it comes to colorwork. Join master knitter Anne Berk to start your colorwork journey as you learn how to confidently add eye-catching color effects to any of your knits! Anne will take you through multiple techniques, starting with the simplest, as you learn how easy it can be to knit stripes, mosaic colorwork and more! Get tips and tricks to join colors, manage edges and deal with ends, plus get introduced to charts for gorgeous patterning. When you're done, you'll have all the skills you need to incorporate gorgeous colorwork stitching into any of your favorite patterns! Colorwork can raise a lot of questions amongst knitters, but once you complete this course, you'll be left with only one question: What amazing color effect do I want to create today?
Meet your instructor, designer and author Anne Berk, and preview the colorful projects you'll create in this class. Anne starts with the basics -- the simple stripe -- and illustrates the endless variations you can create using this simple-to-knit pattern. Anne also outlines which types of yarn and needles work best for certain projects. Watch as Anne demonstrates how to knit a classic two-color stripe pattern, as well as a versatile three-color stripe design, perfect for shawls and scarves.
Build on the skills you learned in the previous lesson by adding dramatic texture to your work. Anne begins with step-by-step instructions on how to create stripes using the incredibly useful garter stitch. Next, move on to the more complex ribbing stitch, which combines both garter and stockinette stitches. Finally, Anne shares several techniques for shaping stripes to add striking visual effects to your shawls, skirts and afghans.
Discover how to create stunning color effects with the linen stitch. Anne shows you how to use variegated yarn to knit fabrics that shimmer with color. Next, see helpful examples of the effects you can create by changing the size of your needle. In addition, Anne shares her trick for binding off the linen stitch to make a clean, straight edge. You'll also learn three more eye-catching linen stitch variations that feature narrow stripes, wide stripes and an attractive tricolor pattern.