Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Melissa Leapman Book - Color Knitting the Easy Way

Melissa Leapman's new book, "Color Knitting the Easy Way -Essential Techniques, Perfect Palettes, and Fresh Designs Using Just One Color at a Time", officially goes on sale on April 27, 2010.  It is actually on sale at Stitches South at Yarn Barn of Kansas'  booth.  A majority of the swatches in the  book are knit in Cascade 220 and 3 of the projects are in Cascade Yarns - Greenland, Luna, and Pastaza.   There are at least 2 addtional color options for each project.

"In Color Knitting the Easy Way, renowned knitwear designer, teacher, and author Melissa Leapman explores the simplest and most popular ways of knitting with two or more yarn colors—using just one color in each knitted row. No more juggling multiple yarns in your hands as you knit!

One-color, one-row stitch techniques allow for a minimal learning curve but can yield maximum impact. From basic stripes to intricate slip stitch and mosaic patterns, Leapman’s clear, easy-to-use instructions explain the foundations of color knitting and how to combine basic stitches to achieve texture, vibrancy, and patterns that will wow family and friends."

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