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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.

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Latest Activity: Jan 2

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

Lofoten Pullover

Started by JB. Last reply by JB Jan 2. 103 Replies

Hoo, hoo has fallen in love with colorwork?

Started by NoKnitSherlock. Last reply by cherylbwaters Sep 12, 2015. 671 Replies

A New Love!

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Jun 5, 2015. 100 Replies

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 11, 2015 at 6:29am
You're very welcome! I think anyone who attempts and completes their first steek deserves one.
Comment by JB on April 10, 2015 at 11:13pm
LOL Thanks, Peggy!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 10, 2015 at 7:50pm
JB, here's your steeking badge: ("Steeking badges? We don't need no steeking badges.")

Comment by JB on April 10, 2015 at 2:10pm

Thanks Cheryl.  I did see your response and took a look at all the videos and comments. I did this sweater using the two yarns in the left hand with continental stitch method and it went together really quickly.  I wish I could use the one yarn in each hand method but it is just too awkward for me.  It looks so easy when others do it well.  I guess I understand the sewn stitch stabilizing the stitch but it still gave me the heeby-geebies to make the cut. Just something about it that goes against all that is logical.

Comment by cherylbwaters on April 10, 2015 at 11:29am

JB, you've done a great job. Wool yarn can tend to felt together. Adding a sewn stitch (whether by hand or on a machine) can stabilize it even more. So it doesn't easily unravel. Does that help understanding it? I've got a few projects I need to finish so I can get my steeking badge from Peggy. I think it was Susan, NoKnitSherlock, who started the steeking badges, but she isn't active here right now. Plus did you see my response to Tate's discussion? Thought you might be interested.

Comment by JB on April 10, 2015 at 9:49am

Comment by JB on April 10, 2015 at 9:48am

Comment by JB on April 10, 2015 at 9:33am

Cheryl, I did survive...I still don't quite understand why it isn't falling apart ;)

I took it to my LYS pre-steek and talked with the owner about it before I took the scissors to it...there was a group of women knitting (beginner knitters) who overheard me and said "do WHAT to your sweater???" It was funny since that was my reaction when I first heard of steeking LOL

Comment by cherylbwaters on April 10, 2015 at 8:13am

And you obviously survived this terrifying experience. I bet Peggy might have a steeking badge for you!

Comment by JB on April 9, 2015 at 10:42pm
I did my first steeking last weekend. I will post a picture soon of the sweater. All I have left to do is sew the buttons on.

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