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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Serious serious color.

Lara's Library (Sort Of): Knitting With the Color Guys

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Great charts help bring the designs to life.

Some books feel like a peek into a studio, Knitting With The Color Guys gives you binoculars for Mt. Olympus.

How do I count the ways I love this extremely intimidating (to me) book?

The book is loosely organized into "soft tones," "singing color," "moody hues," and "rich shades."

Throughout, inspirational photographs that vary from vases to a (somewhat messy) desk provide glimpses into the minds of Kaffee Fassett and Brandon Mably.

Simple shapes for things like cushions, blankets, and stoles help keep the focus on the color and, man, is it ever focused.

The large format and gorgeous photography of this book could help it serves as a coffee-table inspiration for anyone who wants just a little more color in their life.

The back of the book includes a very quick run-down on different color knitting techniques, like stranded, intarsia and duplicate stitch. A determined knitter could tackle most of the projects in the book armed with this knowledge.

One of the best things about this book is that most of the projects are idea-heavy instead of technique-heavy.

Striped scarves in two self-striping yarns? Checkerboard wrist warmers with only two colors per round, but six colors altogether? Cool wavy lines? Yes, please!

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