Wrapping Up A Month of Stripes

Filed in Skill Building by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments

We had a great time this month over at Eduknit talking and teaching about stripes. All month long we explored how stripes can be plain or fancy depending on how you use color or texture. Did you know that many 2-color techniques are variations of stripes? It’s true, and we focused on Simple Stripes,  Mosaic Knitting and Shadow Knitting to make that point.

We also unveiled four great new patterns to give you the opportunity to explore stripes on your own. Check out Skinny Stripes, Stripes and Links, A Study In Stripes and Cowboy Illusion on Ravelry to try your hand.

Our last tutorial of the month had a great question that I thought I’d take on over here at 2Sides2Points. From Eduknit subscriber Barbara:

I enjoyed this month’s subject on stripes. But if I wanted to learn more, do you have some recommendations in the way of books or videos?

Here are some things I found, and I hope you’ll explore. All the book photos are affiliate links to Amazon. We appreciate you checking them out.


Reversible Two-Color Knitting by Jane Neighbors: It’s always with some trepidation that I recommend an OOP book, but this one is really spectacular in my mind, and there are about 30 available on Amazon for decent prices, so I’m going for it. It’s all about 2-color reversible stitch patterns, and many of them are variants of the basic definition of a stripe: One color per row or round. I was inspired by the variety and beauty of the material presented.


Mosaic Knitting by Barbara Walker: This is the motherlode of mosaic patterns and wisdom. If you want to try this technique, you really should use this book.


Shadow Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro: The benchmark book for this style of knitting. It really is just stripes, but the stuff you can do with it is amazing.


Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot: This is a wonderful technique which, though we didn’t cover it during our month of stripes, is at its heart, worked one color per row. In the basic technique, there is no carrying colors across rows, but there is lots of color punch.


The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe: Gwen and I both really like this book. It covers much more than stripes, but gives great information about all kinds of color knitting, including some of those techniques born of stripes.

If you like videos, of course you should consider Eduknit, where your membership allows access to all our archived content, including the video tutorials we just offered all during March.

In addition, one of our favorite fellow-teachers is Patty Lyons. She has a video all about color techniques built on stripes. It’s available on disc or download from Interweave Press. As an added benefit, Patty is offering all of you a discount – aren’t our friends fabulous?!?

For the DVD:

Use this link: http://bit.ly/InCK-DVD

Use this promo code: PATTYLYONS15

For the Download:

Use this link: http://bit.ly/InCK-dgt

Use this promo code: PATTYLYONS15

Last but not at all least, Beth Whiteside, one of our Teacher Tangle, wrote this post about stripes and even has a new class! Read about it here. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to our readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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