Knitting Community


Colorwork KAL

The group for anyone who loves colorwork knitting or would like to learn. Kerin & Alison will be visiting regularly to offer ideas, support, encouragement, and advice.

Members: 485
Latest Activity: Jan 27

Colorwork Reference Info

Knitters have been asking, so here it is, the whole enchilada, all the Palettecolors artfully arranged in one enormous photo. (Click for bigger.) I make no guarantees about color accuracy on your monitor, but this way you'll see relationships between colors, since they're right next to each other in one shot. Enjoy!

Melissa explains how to use this picture of the spectrum of Palette colors to select colors for your next knitted colorwork project.


Group member Cheryl Waters has created an excellent reference sheet for keeping track of which Palette yarn you have in your stash! You can download the PDF here: PaletteColors2011.pdf


To see the current Palette line up to plan your next colorwork project, check out the pdf below. It includes all 150 colors of Palette, including a black & white version, which helps determine the contrast between shades for colorwork projects!

Palette 2012 - 150 colors!

If you're looking for pattern ideas, browse our selection of Knit Picks and IDP fair isle and colorwork patterns.

Discussion Forum

A New Love!

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Dec 5, 2014. 67 Replies

Lofoten Pullover

Started by JB. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Aug 28, 2014. 57 Replies

Tudor Roses Anyone?

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Aug 25, 2014. 32 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Colorwork KAL to add comments!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 18, 2013 at 7:23am

I haven't done it, but I've steeked other projects. Discussions about the Classic Lines Cardigan include steeking. Looking forward to your photos!

Comment by Jerri Hert on September 18, 2013 at 6:54am


Thinking of making the Lofoten pullover, but I want a cardigan instead...  any suggestions on how to do it - steeking of course but any suggestions from anyone who has done it?...  My Maple sugar cardigan is about half done - turning out beautiful.....  will post pics as soon as my camera comes back.



Comment by cherylbwaters on September 12, 2013 at 3:30pm

I'm not, but that sounds like a great deal. Let us know if you need any help.

Comment by Jerri Hert on September 12, 2013 at 7:42am

Couldn't pass up the great buy on the clearance section.... Kelly's Ski sweater kits both the brown and the black - each under $19.00 EACH!!!!!  Great gifts for Christmas - now......  is anyone knitting these sweaters?

Comment by angelkarhu on August 28, 2013 at 6:17pm
I ordered the yarn kit, just waiting for it. I love that pattern
Comment by cherylbwaters on August 28, 2013 at 6:07pm

Jerri, I bet that is going to be awesome in your handspun. Be sure to keep us posted on your progress.

Comment by Jerri Hert on August 28, 2013 at 12:06pm

Anyone stitching the Sugar Maple Cardigan?  I hand spun about 24oz of brown alpaca and am using that as the main color and substituted orange and peach for my contrasting colors.  I've tracked my package and I'm stalking the mailbox...


Comment by cherylbwaters on July 15, 2013 at 7:27pm

Yarn Basket, I'm so glad something worked for you. That is the wonderful thing about knitting. There are so many techniques that usually we can find one that works for us.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 15, 2013 at 6:18pm

True, but EZ said that it's better for floats to be too loose than too tight. While learning to make the floats just right, keeping them loose is the better choice. Whenever I change colors, I pull my needle tips apart slightly. This keeps the floats loose enough, so it works for me.

Comment by Deborah Tomasello on July 15, 2013 at 5:19pm

Actually, you don't want floats either too tight or too loose. Too tight and the work will pucker. Too loose and the work will be uneven when blocked and will be sloppy in the back. Remember LEO when floating Loose, Even and Often...It becomes second nature and natural with practice. Find your own way to hold the yarns that works for YOU!


Members (485)


Introducing Galileo!

Dazzling, brilliant colors inspired by the night sky and a sheen that shimmers like the stars.


50% Merino Wool, 50% Bamboo. Sport weight. Just $4.99/50g!

Shop now »

New Chroma Colors!

Choose bright and bold or subtle, gentle waves of color: Chroma is a gorgeously soft wool single-ply with just a dash of nylon.


Just $9.99/100g.


Shop now »

Dreamy Tonal Colors

Gorgeous and surprising colorways to feed your creativity.

Starting at just $6.59/50g.

Shop now »

© 2015   Created by Knit Picks Admin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service