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Congratulations to commenter 6, Stephanie!

If you’ve been wanting to learn some color knitting techniques (or want to learn more, or need a brush up) this week’s giveaway is for you.

I’ve got a copy of Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting by Mary Scott Huff, which is full of instructions, patterns and ideas for knitting stripes, stranded knitting, intarsia, entrelac, modular knitting and more.

Not only are there tons of pictures with the instructions for how to complete each technique, there are patterns you can learn with and idea galleries that will spark other projects as well.

It’s a great overview of a lot of different techniques and you’re sure to learn something even if you’re already comfortable with some of these techniques.

One winner will be picked at random from people who comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, June 22. Why don’t you tell me what kind of colorwork is your favorite, or which one you haven’t learned yet that you’d like to?

Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing. And good luck!

By Sarah White

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68 Comments so far

  1. tabatha smith on June 16, 2014 1:06 pm

    I love all kinds of knitting, maybe chevron is my favorite:)

  2. Alicia on June 16, 2014 2:53 pm

    I haven’t learned any colorwork yet, but I’d really like to try entrelac!

  3. Siaron on June 16, 2014 3:21 pm

    My pet hate is fairisle – just too fiddly!! But I would really love to master it.

  4. Zil on June 16, 2014 4:18 pm

    I would like to try more advanced colour work, and learn hints as to how to keep the tension more even.

  5. Kellie on June 16, 2014 4:21 pm

    I would to learn color work. I haven’t learned any yet.

  6. Stephanie on June 16, 2014 5:03 pm

    Would love to win, thanks!

  7. Chantel Lee on June 16, 2014 7:11 pm

    I really, really, really want to learn how to do stranded knitting! It’s something that would take ALL of my patience, and I don’t have that much to start with!

  8. Candice Morgan on June 16, 2014 7:23 pm

    This is a brand new knitting concept for me. I would love to learn how to do it!

  9. Robin Christofaro on June 16, 2014 7:40 pm

    I haven’t learned any colorwork yet. Maybe I can get some tips from the book!

  10. Kerry Kasmeris on June 16, 2014 7:56 pm

    I’m a self taught knitter and the one thing I haven’t been able to get my head around is changing colours while knitting. This book sounds the perfect resource for learning that. Very exciting!

  11. Sophie on June 16, 2014 10:18 pm

    This looks like a beautiful book! I’m a beginner at clorwork, but I do enjoy fairisle and slipped stitches in different colors!

  12. Heather Cummings on June 17, 2014 1:26 am

    I haven’t learned any type of colorwork yet. Would love to though :)

  13. Jody on June 17, 2014 1:42 am

    Looks interesting. I’ve always learned best visually. Sounds like a good thing to give a try.

  14. MelodyJ on June 17, 2014 3:36 am

    I love basic stripes.

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  16. Linda Rumsey on June 17, 2014 4:23 am

    I love colour work. Kaffe Fassett is one of my favourite designers!

  17. Betty on June 17, 2014 7:52 am

    Thank you for the giveaway- it would be fun to improve my colorwork skills.

  18. EmKay on June 17, 2014 9:02 am

    I have been wanting to improve my colorwork! I hope I am chosen.

  19. rosetulips on June 17, 2014 9:18 am

    I like double knitting color knitting. I also like mosaic knitting too. thank you.

  20. Debbie S on June 17, 2014 10:02 am

    I like stranded colorwork, but haven’t tried modular, intarsia, or other more complicated methods. I love Mary Scott Huff’s designs. Lovely!

  21. Ofelia on June 17, 2014 11:22 am

    I like fair isle, but I haven’t learn it for now…I hope some day…
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  22. Judith (from Israel) on June 17, 2014 11:22 am

    I’ve never tried colorwork. I add interest to my projects by knitting cables.

  23. Margie on June 17, 2014 11:23 am

    I would LOVE to learn stranded colorwork and have made that my goal this summer. There are so many beautiful stranded patterns just waiting for me to learn how!!

  24. Mary Rokisky on June 17, 2014 11:24 am

    I haven’t learned yet but this would be a great help.

  25. Barbiels on June 17, 2014 11:44 am

    I have not learned any colorwork yet. I’d like to learn it all. :)

  26. Cynthia Wilbanks on June 17, 2014 11:55 am

    I just learned stranded knitting this past winter and would love to expand on it!

  27. Anne Marie on June 17, 2014 11:55 am

    I love fair isle!

  28. Diane on June 17, 2014 12:00 pm

    I love exploring color in my knits. This book would be perfect!

  29. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton on June 17, 2014 12:03 pm

    I want to learn Latvian braids for mitten cuffs.

  30. Fiadhnat McGrath on June 17, 2014 12:15 pm

    I’m not good at colourwork at all, I really need a book like this!

  31. Rose S. on June 17, 2014 1:09 pm

    I did fairisle years ago and loved it but have never tried the other color methods and would love to expand my knitting knowledge.

  32. Andrea B on June 17, 2014 1:15 pm

    I like fair isle color knitting best.

  33. KittenWithAWhiplash on June 17, 2014 1:32 pm

    I’d like to be more adventurous with color, so I’d like to improve my stranding and intarsia techniques, as well as learn double knitting. Simple stripes can only take a guy so far. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.

  34. Sheila on June 17, 2014 3:01 pm

    I like fair isle best and have yet to really try much intarsia. Maybe this book would get me past that intarsia mental block?

  35. Teresa Knittingdancer on June 17, 2014 3:50 pm

    I haven’t done much colorwork but would like to learn more techniques.

  36. Lorinda on June 17, 2014 4:08 pm

    I would like to learn how to do fairisle as I have seen some really beautiful patterns. Selecting the perfect color combinations eluses me, I just don’t have that gift but would like to master it!

  37. Catherine Shepperd on June 17, 2014 4:46 pm

    For the past year I have been knitting socks. Colorwork, especially borders for socks, hats and mittens and yokes on sweaters, is what I would like to learn to do next.

  38. Diana Chick on June 17, 2014 7:00 pm

    Fair isle is my favorite.

  39. Patti Puzan on June 17, 2014 7:11 pm

    Next challenge, colorwork, bring it on!

  40. Andrea Johnson on June 17, 2014 7:46 pm

    I like entrelac, but I’d like to master fairisle and intarsia.

  41. kim on June 17, 2014 9:46 pm

    Challenged, but would love to try.

  42. Marlys Leder on June 17, 2014 10:29 pm

    I have been flirting with the idea of trying color work, but I don’t know where to start, so a book like this would be a BIG help!

  43. Cindy Dahlgren on June 17, 2014 11:10 pm

    These are great books. Would love to win one.

  44. Shelly on June 18, 2014 12:18 am

    I haven’t done any colorwork yet, but I want to learn!

  45. Carolsue on June 18, 2014 1:52 am

    This is all new to me and sounds so much fun! There is so much to learn. I am excited!
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  46. Karey on June 18, 2014 2:05 am

    I love knitting fair isle! The results are always so pretty!

  47. Ginny Brennan on June 18, 2014 9:07 am

    I haven’t attempted color work. I would love to try fair isle.

  48. Maureen on June 18, 2014 10:27 am

    Other than variegated yarn and doing stripes I have not done color knitting. I would love to know how.

  49. Diana T. on June 18, 2014 11:23 am

    I love the look of color work in knitting. The few times I have tried, I find I am not happy with my “technique” so I end of frogging and moving on to something else. This book could be the helping hand I need.

  50. Jowyn Jenson on June 18, 2014 1:17 pm

    My favourite color work knitting is fair isle (stranded). But I’m not very good at it and need to practice more. I really like the effect you can get from this technique. I’ve never tried entrelac, so this book would be great.

  51. Marianna on June 18, 2014 4:47 pm

    I will tell you both: I really like intarsia even though I have not done much. And, I am itching to learn stranded or Fair Isle.

  52. Fiona O on June 18, 2014 6:04 pm

    I’ve always loved Kaffe Fasset’s style – a lovely blend of fair isle and intarsia. I’ve recently taught myself to knit continental style but I’ve yet to master colour work when knitting in this way.

  53. Eloise on June 18, 2014 11:16 pm

    Fair isle is the prettiest.

  54. Nilda Muñiz on June 19, 2014 11:34 am

    I have BIG problems when it comes to combining colors. To me it seems that nothing matches. Therefore a book like this one will tremendously help with my problem.

  55. Chloe on June 19, 2014 11:53 am

    I’ve done some stranded colour work, but would love to learn how to knit entrelac!

  56. Sherry Bevins on June 19, 2014 11:55 am

    I am trying to teach myself color knitting via the internet. I would love this book!

  57. Stefanie Tolbert on June 19, 2014 1:10 pm

    Love this series! I learned to knit from them, and I could definitely use more color knitting tips!

  58. Kianna on June 19, 2014 11:17 pm

    I have attempted intarsia and unknowingly done stranded before any thing intermediate color work is for me though…

  59. Kim Reid on June 20, 2014 2:21 am

    I am a beginner with colorwork and would love to learn, thanks for the chance!

  60. RJ Gosnell on June 20, 2014 7:25 am

    Sarah, I follow you on about.com Knitting… love your information there!

    I am a very experienced knitter… as long as it is one color, I can cable it, make it, wrap it with a bow and get accolades from everyone who sees it…

    :<( what I cannot do is ANY kind of color work. I have read blogs, I have looked at videos and podcasts… tried and apparently, when presented with the opportunity to "pick" which color is next, I become all thumbs and it ends up being a total disaster. So you see, I desperately NEED this book, because I feel like I am missing out on a whole side of knitting!

    Thank you!

  61. Brinda on June 20, 2014 8:37 am

    I would love to win this and learn to knit. I taught myself over fours ago how to crochet. I would love to use my grandmother’s knitting needles. I will keep my needles crossed. Thank for the chance. Paper Wishes & Crafty Dreams :)

  62. Connie K. on June 20, 2014 9:25 am

    I would love to learn Fair Isle!

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  64. Carmen N on June 20, 2014 10:43 pm

    I’m still struggling to get my stitches even in fair isle – but it’s a goal I want to accomplish.

  65. Deanna on June 20, 2014 11:29 pm

    Looks like a great book for learning color work.

  66. Jess on June 21, 2014 11:49 am

    I’ve done a little stranded knitting and I like it, but I really need to figure out a better way to hold the yarn.

    Intarsia scares me!

  67. OHSue on June 21, 2014 11:07 pm

    I love intarsia but have never really done well with it.

  68. Denyalle on June 22, 2014 11:43 pm

    I LOVE Norwegian colorwork!

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