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Colorwork KAL

The group for anyone who loves colorwork knitting or would like to learn. Kerin & Alison will be visiting regularly to offer ideas, support, encouragement, and advice.

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Colorwork Reference Info

Knitters have been asking, so here it is, the whole enchilada, all the Palettecolors artfully arranged in one enormous photo. (Click for bigger.) I make no guarantees about color accuracy on your monitor, but this way you'll see relationships between colors, since they're right next to each other in one shot. Enjoy!

Melissa explains how to use this picture of the spectrum of Palette colors to select colors for your next knitted colorwork project.


Group member Cheryl Waters has created an excellent reference sheet for keeping track of which Palette yarn you have in your stash! You can download the PDF here: PaletteColors2011.pdf


To see the current Palette line up to plan your next colorwork project, check out the pdf below. It includes all 150 colors of Palette, including a black & white version, which helps determine the contrast between shades for colorwork projects!

Palette 2012 - 150 colors!

If you're looking for pattern ideas, browse our selection of Knit Picks and IDP fair isle and colorwork patterns.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 23, 2009 at 6:56am
Caryn: This is your chance to get creative. As long as you have some contrast between the foreground color and background color, your pattern will show up. Of course, if you want your pattern to come and go, you can have less contrast, which is also fun. You're only using two colors in a row, so it's fun to experiment. --P
Comment by cherylbwaters on September 23, 2009 at 6:48am
Caryn, I think if you go here this should help you. It's my understanding if you have 10 colors then you will also have 1 foreground color. Hope this helps.
Comment by Caryn Schmidt on September 23, 2009 at 4:53am
Ok well I haven't started my mystery project yet, but I have a question. In Melissa's color alternatives, one of the suggestions was to use only ten colors. I have ten colors but the original pattern is for 15 colors. So how would I change my use of colors for only 10?
Comment by cherylbwaters on September 22, 2009 at 5:10pm
Very nice Laura. You might also post this under Share Your Pictures for the Mystery KAL or Mystery KAL Week 2 Pics. The colors are really fabulous.
Comment by Laura E. Shallenberger on September 22, 2009 at 4:36pm

Comment by Jolie Pollard on September 19, 2009 at 2:00pm
I'm moving along on my "African Quilt" Sweater. I've finished about 7 " and am very pleased with the results!
New photos posted on my page at ravelry.
Comment by Melissa on September 17, 2009 at 4:25pm
This will be the KAL for them. Kerin, the designer, will be popping in if anyone has questions.
Comment by Celine on September 17, 2009 at 4:22pm
I am about to order one of the East meets West bag kits as soon as I decide on which one to order since they are ALL so beautiful.

Will there be a KAL for them I hope??
Comment by cellogirl on September 6, 2009 at 8:30am
FYI--found a great discussion about how to hold yarn and the effect on yarn dominance--and color progression in the book The Art of Fair Isle Knitting by Ann Feitelson. It's an excellent read. A real text for the art of color work.
Comment by TamaraM on September 3, 2009 at 8:11am
I've started the laptop cover and after the first 20 rows am going to rip it out and start again. I was having huge trouble following the large pattern when I finally realized sometimes I was reading it upside down (duh) and it is not an exact mirror image. I'm also using the Philosopher Wool technique of stranding and I love it because my wool never gets tangled, however I'm still struggling to get an even tension. Wish me luck on attempt number 2. (I took up the cover to avoid finishing my first pair of socks - I've never done a toe)

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