Colorwork in Kaleidoscope

Mallard & Aqualon Blue in stranded colorwork.

Seems my “eye for color” is going in crazy directions with the sometimes accidental, but mostly planned combinations that I throw in the dye pot this summer.  I was recently prescribed glasses and am delighted with my new world!  I did not realize how much I was missing, and blamed my puffy, tired eyes on allergies.   

Do you like colorwork?  Fair Isle and Norwegian knitting?  Don’t be afraid to try it, it really looks much more difficult than it is.  Much of my knitting colorwork is done with my Kaleidoscope yarns because it make my finished work unique to say the least. 

Using a solid color with a multicolored skein, a work of art grows as the stitches come together and I look like a much more experienced knitter than I could ever dream of being! 🙂 

Though I must admit, I am not  a big fan of striping yarns, I do like them for socks.   For sweaters however, I try and stick to that world of fashion horizontal stripes no-no rule, especially since there is a bit of “junk in my trunk” from housing three babies and enjoying a little too much gelato … if you know what I mean.   But by carrying multicolored yarns through a patterned piece, even if it is just to create a checkerboard pattern, zig-zags or diamonds, creates a simple yet interesting “flow” of color. 

So if you haven’t already, give it a try!  There are umpteenmillion ( a word my Grandmother used to use ) books, you tube videos, websites and blogs to inspire you.  Simply choose your colors and start with a simple checkerboard pattern, you’ll be surprised how simple it is …and I’ll bet you’ll keep wanting to work a few more rows just to see what it looks like  ..and did I mention how simple it is?? 🙂


About Kelly L. Corbett

Owner, Artist & Shepherdess of Romney Ridge Farm Yarn Co.
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2 Responses to Colorwork in Kaleidoscope

  1. Sue H says:

    It looks lovely – and scary! Is the back as pretty as the front?

  2. Hello 😉
    I have a question about your pattern for Sweet Maine Feet Socks. The pattern is linked on Ravelry as a free pattern designed by you. I’ve joined a group striving to get sample photos on pattern pages without them:

    When the heel is started, stitches are moved around for the flap, but it leaves working yarn hanging in the middle and then says to join yarn. It doesn’t say end yarn in row before and no color change is indicated. The usual solution seems to be to knit across the “new” stitches and then purl OR leave start of heel at the side instead of center? (Cut & joining 10 stitches over means extra ends to weave in! My least favorite part…next to mitten THUMBS! 😉
    I’ve made enough socks by now to decide what to do, but wondered if a bit of pattern tweaking might help a person needing to follow exactly what’s written.

    I’m told by Ravelry editors that you are allowed to take over design pages that are yours and personalize it – add your own picture or approve any others.
    At any rate – I should have a finished sample on my project page this week. I’m planning on donating mittens & socks by fall.
    Laurie in Maine 🙂
    I think my mom says umpteenthousand [grins]

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