Saturday, February 23, 2019

Gradient Style

Gradient Style is an appealing technique and color tutorial book from Interweave. Focused around DIY ombre color shifting (not just relying on pre-dyed ombres), it includes 19 well curated projects by designers who will be well known to the ravelry and fashion knitting crowd.

Released 25th Dec 2018 by F+W Media, it's 160 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.

The projects vary in style and type.  Stoles and scarves are well represented as are hats. There are some larger projects, a pullover, a tee, and a few cardigans. There are also a couple pairs of socks.  One of the really valuable bits of the book for me personally was the technique and color tutorials in the introductory chapter.  Armed with this information, it's entirely possible to swatch a bit and come up with a workable plan for converting more or less any pattern to a color shifting masterpiece.  I've always been a rather timid knitter when it comes to color.  I think this book will give me the little push I needed to be bolder in color choice.

This book (as well as most Interweave offerings lately) is well photographed and documented. The book is liberally peppered with online resources and links to designers' web spaces. There are also basic technique and knitting illustrations included at the back of the book as well as a selection of online retailers for sourcing yarns and supplies.

Well made book full of lots of lovely projects.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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