Colour Sketching: A Tutorial by Ilga Leja

Colour Sketching: A Tutorial

March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch with largest needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
383 yards (350 m)
One size
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This tutorial is the second piece in Knitting Elegance 2016.

Time for some knitting fun! Time to play with colour and think of knitting as something more than making garments.

In this tutorial, I have put together a colour exercise, using simple textural patterns and colours in a horizontal sequence, evoking a scene in nature. For my sketch, I imagined a deep pool at night, illuminated by moonlight.

Use your imagination to evoke an image that you would like to explore through colour knitting.Take your favourite colours--or whatever you have in your stash--and look at them in a new way. Begin to use them as a painter uses the paint palette.

Finished Size: Piece pictured measures 30 cm./12 in. wide and 56 cm./22.5 in. long.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Suggested Yarn: Variety of yarns of similar weight, at least 5-7colours—with small amounts of each colour