Friday, January 10, 2014

Learn Colorwork with "Building in Color" - and Save 20% on the Yarn!

The Building in Color Blanket
Have you tried colorwork?  Wouldn't it be nice if you could learn colorwork with an expert knitting tutor by your side?  Well, you can!  Michelle Hunter's new book, Building in Color, is an expertly designed series that introduces the novice to essential colorwork knitting techniques one skill at a time.  Instead of making useless swatches, you'll be knitting the pieces of a beautiful sampler blanket!

The book contains 10 different colorwork techniques that you knit separately, then seam together at the end to create a colorful blanket.  Each new technique has both charted and written instructions and a special "Chart Sense" section to help the knitter gain confidence in her skills.  Many of the designs are timeless favorites, some are original creations, and ALL of them are deliciously fun!

All of the techniques featured in this book are supported with free online video instruction available at  It's like having access to your own personal knitting tutor on call 24-hours a day!

Building in Color
To make the Building in Color blanket you will need eight skins of three different colors of HiKoo's Simplicity yarn (for a total of 24 skeins.)  Simplicity yarn is buttery soft, machine washable, and available in a huge selection of vibrant colors ... perfect for colorwork!  Michelle recommends using a dark, medium, and light color for the best effect.  She used the colors Natural, Ghost Chili, and Chocolate Milk to create her awesome sample.

Bonus:  All Simplicity yarn, in any quantity, is on sale now at 20% off!

Simplicity in Bubble Gum
You will also need an addi Turbo US 6 24" circular needle and an addi Turbo US 6 40" circular needle for the border, or other size needed to obtain a gauge of 22 stitches over 4".

The book makes a great Girlfriend Project!  Get together with your local knitting guild, nearby neighbors, or friends across the country to knit one section each month, then show off your work!

Start building your colorwork skills!

Happy knitting ... Amy

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