Popular around the world, from Fair Isle to the Andes, many related but unique knitting traditions incorporate stranded colourwork. This rich history and the fact that the same design can look completely different with a change in palette mean I'll never get tired of designing colourwork patterns.

Working with two, or more, colours in a row can be tricky to master but once you do it has a wonderful flowing rhythm. Most of my colourwork patterns are worked in the round, which makes it much easier to keep track of the pattern. Steeking, or cutting, is used to shape armholes, necklines and front openings. It's much less scary than it sounds and we've got clear tutorials to guide you.

Colourwork Tutorials

Colour dominance

Choosing colours

Steeks for Cruden

Swatching in the round


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