Chapter 5 – read and reviewed! I’m half way through the book and Chapter 6 doesn’t look so “text heavy”. Very exciting!
What did I learn in Chapter 5. My head is spinning! If you want to know anything about color in knitting and designing, read this chapter.
Deborah started with the color wheel. It actually looks a little brighter in the photo than it appears in the book which makes it a little hard to visually understand. Deborah does a good job of explaining how to use the wheel and what it means in terms of using color in designing – notice how many sections I’ve underlined. She has an interesting explanation of how the introduction of white and black change a solid shade into a lighter or darker version of the color.
Light and dark, two shades of the same color, shades on opposite sides of the color wheel all change the look of a motif as you can see in the photo of Deborah’s swatches.
Deborah uses a Japanese print to create a sweater. She starts by sketching the sweater design.
I was amazed at all the swatches it look for Deborah’s inspiration into a real sweater. So much work for such a beautiful pullover.
This section starts out with more simple vertical and horizontal lines. Making curves in flowers such as above is note quite as simple.
Deborah calls this section “Swatch project & designer notebook”. She uses the inspiration in this photo to create the two sweaters at the end of the chapter.
This sweater is a bit dated in the tunic length, but there is no doubt that it is a masterpiece! On to Chapter 6.