Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts
Discover how to knit fingerless gloves with gorgeous colorwork designs alongside knitting designer and author Stephannie Tallent. Using a basic pattern, find out how to work repeatable stranded motifs to create a personalized look for your mitts, and any future knitting projects.
Stephannie Tallent has been knitting for more than 30 years and designing since 2009. Shes the author of "California Revival Knits," a book of stranded, cable and lace patterns inspired by the 1920s Spanish Revival architecture. She shares her knitting knowledge by teaching both locally and nationally, and loves empowering her students to create their own unique projects.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Stephannie Tallent and start by looking at the basic fingerless mitt template included in your class materials to make sure you're comfortable reading simple charts. If you've worked a project in the round before, you're in the right place!
Take a closer look at customizing charts using different tools, from paper and pencil to spreadsheets and specialized software.
Get creative with color design principles to discover what combinations work best on small projects. Find out when to use contrasting or harmonious colors and see how fiber choice will affect the look of your mitts.
With chart and color choices made, you'll see where to find design inspiration. Learn techniques to turn any motif you see into a custom design for your project.
Get tips for applying your motif to the mitt template of your size. Then, learn how to add your motif design to your custom chart.
To wrap up, you'll learn how to tell what areas of the mitt can still be personalized, such as the cuffs. Stephannie will help you add texture and color using a combination of knit, purl and duplicate stitches.