Intermediate | 28 min
Taught by Brandon Mably
Brandon is frequently asked how he finds inspiration for his colorful knit designs, and in this class he shares one of his favorite methods: using a postcard to create a color palette. By choosing yarns that match the colors found in the postcard, you will learn how to restrict your palette and use tones that harmonize with one another. After selecting colors, Brandon demonstrates his innovative intarsia technique, in which he weaves in loose ends as he works—a wonderful way to keep the backside of your knitting tidy and eliminate the need to weave in loose ends later. Once you get the hang of this technique, Brandon will walk you through the steps of incorporating your colors into a Tumbling Block design. This stash-busting class results in a swatch, but you can apply this technique to any of your knitting projects.

Chapters
Introduction
01:09
Materials
00:51
Color Inspiration and Intarsia Technique
05:27
10:44
Variations
09:52
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • Post card or other colorful artwork for inspiration
  • Yarn in various colors from your chosen postcard
  • Circular knitting needles to match the weight of your chosen yarn
  • Scissors
  • Tumbling Blocks knitting pattern PDF
Discussion
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