Color: A Cheerful Guide for Knitters

October 20, 2016

Rule No. 1 Mug

A sturdy diner mug with a message that can get you to the other side of intarsia.

 

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29 Comments
  • I am excited about this series. I am mostly “good” with color but I would love to develop the knowledge to support my instinct. Thank you.

  • Anne, thank you so much! This is just the information I needed. Our spinners/weavers guild is doing colour gamps. We had a colour theory hands-on, too. I think this is the final key to what I want to understand. 😉

  • Thank you, Ann. Color Theory, which I took as an undergraduate oh-so-many years ago, has been one of the most practical courses that I have taken. Who says that you can’t do anything with an Art History degree?

  • Oh thank goodness!
    I thought I’m the only one that goes to Home Depot to look at paint color cards!

  • Oh thank you, thank you for this series. I am not good or confident with color at all so I am looking forward to more of this series.

  • Whoa, making my brain work early in the morning!! I was curious about the artwork of Albers so I googled him, which led to reading about him, which lead to finding out that there is an iPhone app/game called Huedoko that is based on his works with the grey hues and colors, etc. It’s very cool!!

    • Thank you!

  • My mother took a book out of our library that had various color wheels in it. She never returned it and it was her companion for decorating and sewing. I wish I knew where that book had gone.

  • Excellent. This is the class I’ve been needing. Thank you.

  • Can’t wait for Part 2. I’ve been stalling on making a shawl because I can’t decide on the colours, and I don’t know HOW to decide on the colours.

  • This series is going to be great and so useful. About all I know is contrast colors from the color wheel. This series is going to take me far. I’m already looking foward to the next post.

  • Thx Ann Weaver. I am a fan of yours. Useful info.

  • Thanks Ann. My eyes didn’t glaze over by the end of your article – so maybe this time I’ll finally understand color rather than going with my instincts which has lead to some really unique color combos. That’s unique not in a good way. LOL

  • SO GREAT! I am looking forward to every word of this series. Ann Weaver is a treasure. But you already know that. xox

  • This article is wonderful and I can’t wait for the rest! I belong in that camp of those who have no color confidence. It’s probably why I mostly knit (and wear) blues and grays.

  • wonderful! thank you so much — I am looking forward to future color classes!

  • Great article! I’m looking forward to the rest of the series! Thanks!

  • So interesting. I have knitted projects that are useless when finished because they are just not ‘me’. Most of the time it is the color. I look forward to the series.

  • I love the first article of this series. Great writing style also! I have always been overwhelmed with color selection and this series will be perfect for me. Thank you.

  • Excellent first start looking forward to reading more. I need to get braver with color

  • Wonderful article.
    Will not tell you how many balls of yarn get recycled at knitting holiday parties.

  • Can’t wait to read this. I’m a painter and I teach color theory. Value is the biggest struggle my students have. Color, A Workshop approach is a great workbook for teaching color theory to yourself. It is full of great exercises and is based on Albers and itten. My mantra– color is relative!

  • Love MDK snippets and the great color article. I can hardly wait for the next one.

  • Wonderful! So glad to have this information and read and learn more about color.

  • Wow!

  • This is a great series. Thank you!

  • Fantastic. Really useful. A chance to look under the hood at some of the fundamentals. I am looking forward to Part 2.

  • thank you thank you thank you. I have absolutely NO sense of color–except for what I like vs what I don’t like…..I truly need all the help I can get–cannot wait for more ‘instruction’

  • Thank you!! I was looking for something to plan out knitting projects with colour combinations, and the cards you recommend are exactly what I needed.