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Gradient yarns and colorful color-shifting patterns are everywhere in knitting today! Knowing what and how to knit with color-shifting yarns, and how to combine colors for successful color-fade projects, can be a challenge. Let the Editors at Interweave be your guide to the colorful world of knitting gradients with Gradient Style. Inside this comprehensive guide to putting ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Interweave (first published October 17th 2018)
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Dana-Adriana B.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
As soon as I saw this book I was thinking of my next scarf :). Beautiful ideas and the cast-on figures are really helpful.
Thank you Netgalley for this nice book.
Gemma
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gradient style is a lovely cheerful book, full of excellent patterns.
The patterns are varied and written in an easy to follow form.
An excellent book for and knitter wanting to get into the gradient craze.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book . All views and opinions are my own.
Kirsty ❤️
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love to knit as one of the crafts I enjoy as a hobby but colour fade projects are something I've yet to try. 

This book is full of wonderful patterns, colourful pictures and easy to follow instructions to make a wide range of garments. I' really looking forward to getting stuck in to make some new things.
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Carole
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-books
Gradient Style informs about knitting with color: color-shifting projects, fundamentals of the color wheel, gradient yarns, etc. The techniques for gradient patterns include even and uneven striping and double stranding. If all of this sounds overwhelming, fear not as the instructions are well-detailed and simple to grasp. The book also presents 19 patterns to practice your color skills on: tees, socks, mittens, hats, cowls, shawls, pullovers, cardigans and scarves. Gradient Style is a useful an ...more
Jeanne
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lovely patterns to use with gradient style yarns. I'm passionate about using bold color in knitting and this book gave me some great ideas. ...more
Nostalgia Reader
Gradients are all the rage in knitting these days, and this book contains 19 lovely patterns that help you to expand your gradient wardrobe, as well as brief tutorial on how to form your own gradients in patterns.

The patterns are about evenly broken up into shawls/scarves/cowls, pullovers, and other accessories, and each uses a different method of fading from one yarn or color to the next. Most of the yarns recommended are long color repeats (think Freia Handpaints) or mini skein sets, but the m
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Monique
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gradient Style by Kerry Bogert immediatly spoke to me, and yes I’ll admit that gorgeous cover was one of them. But also because of the concept: I think that gradient yarns are the best thing ever. I love bright color and I love even more to use multiple colors and the way this book uses them just makes me happy. It’s so much more special than a store bought sweater and you can fit it to your own favorite colors so yeah it is just awesome.

Enough gushing, let’s talk about the book! The first chap
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Patty Smith
Many thanks to Netgalley, F&W Media and the dietary Kerry Bogert for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and idependent of receiving an advanced copy.


Working with colour can be one of the more challenging things when knitting. Especially today when you have so many options besides just switching yarn colours. There are beautiful ombre, speckled, gradient, variegated and handprinted yarns that it can be difficult to know how to handle each case.
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Janet
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

Gradient yarns and colourful colour-shifting patterns are everywhere in knitting today! Knowing what and how to knit with colour-shifting yarns, and how to combine colours for successful colour-fade projects, can be a challenge. Let the Editors at Interweave be your guide to the colourful wo
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Karen
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great collection of knitting patterns from Interweave. All of the patterns here utilize either color-shifting/gradient yarns or gradient sets. In the beginning, various ways of transitioning between two colors are covered, then we move into the patterns. There are a nice variety of projects represented, from sweaters to cowls to shawls/wraps and more so there's a little something for everyone. Photos are well done and show details of the projects well. There are many projects that would ...more
Patricia Bishop
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love this book! As a knitter, dyer, weaver it’s an informative and inspiring read. Photography is wonderful, crisp and fresh.

Knitting patterns are included so grab your gradients and go. You may find colours together that previously wouldn’t have crossed your mind to work together. Colour wheels and examples of many yarns will probably cause you to go online instantly and peruse for your next project.

Be warned, there are several reasons to buy this beautiful book. As a reference aid, as a
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Elizabeth
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Looking to get up close and personal with yarn and their gradient colors?

I love working with all types of fiber but I admit that I’ve had a hard time with gradient colors and certain patterns, I can never get them quite right or to come out the way I had planned and hoped.

This book not only explains the different options, but it also has beautiful photos that get techniques right in your face.

I truly did love this book and recommend it highly to my fellow yarn-junkies!
Lizbeth
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley.com and the publisher Interweave/F.W.

A beautifully photographed and illustrated book with clear, concise instructions. Perfect for the intermediate and advanced knitter, might be a bit daunting for the inexperienced.

I may never knit an item in a solid color again!!
Melissa Dee
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This beautiful book is a treat of color happiness on a grey winter’s day! Kerry Bogert delivers a double handful of gradient patterns for projects ranging in size from socks and cowls to cardigans. Her instructional focus is on creating multi-yarn gradients, and working with a color wheel to plan transitions. She does sneak in a pattern or two that use the fabulous long color changing gradients designed by dyers such as Tina Whitmore of Freia Fibers. I would have liked to read a bit more on how ...more
Myndi
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I find most intimidating when it comes to making (knitting, crocheting, quilting, general sewing, etc.) is colorways. I love using color, but I don’t feel as though I have an eye for what goes well together (my mother is very gifted in this regard!). For this reason, I often purchase coordinating fabrics within a particular line (can’t mess up too badly if they were designed to go together, right?) and yarns that are designed to create a certain multicolor look (they are stripi ...more
Annie
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Gradient Style is an appealing technique and color tutorial book from Interweave. Focused around DIY ombre color shifting (not just relying on pre-dyed ombres), it includes 19 well curated projects by designers who will be well known to the ravelry and fashion knitting crowd.

Released 25th Dec 2018 by F+W Media, it's 160 pages and available in ebook and paperback formats.

The projects vary in style and type. Stoles and scarves are well represente
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Nadja Miller
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from Net Galley for an honest review. I received it at the last minute so I have not had a chance to try any of the patterns. I love to knit and the patterns given are beautiful. I especially like the socks and hats specially, since they are a good way to try the techniques and see what works. I believe the biggest pattern size for the sweater is in the low 50’s so no plus women’s sizes
It talks about gradient techniques. Gradient Method 1 (worked flat) is called even striping
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Camille
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Colour fade projects are so popular in the knitting community. I haven't tried them myself yet although I'd like to.
The first part of Gradient Style explains all the techniques so you can basically adapt any pattern into a colour fade yourself. That's what I was really interested in, and it was full of information. I wasn't a fan of the patterns in the book, but that's just a matter of personal taste. The patterns were all good ideas to practise working with colours.

Disclaimer - I received a fr
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Kristine
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Gradient Style by Kerry Bogert is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-December.

20 garment projects sourced from individual knitters with mod/glam styling (i.e. fresh-faced models displaying each piece with glinty faces, soft, bluish smoky eyes, curly up-dos, and fishtail braids). It looks so, so pretty and alluring, though I wish I had more experience in fusing/connecting yarns of different colors together, since these are either intermediate or advanced level projects that offer a blend o
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Polly Krize
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book came at just the right time for me in my knitting journey. There are so many indie-dyed yarns available now, with the small mini-skeins coming along, that this book is perfect for matching and mixing colors. For cowls, small shawls, scarves, and whatever you could imagine making, this book is so helpful in suggesting colors, avoiding pooling and other problems encountered in this challenging craft. Highly recommended.
Jenny
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of beautiful projects to make with a gradient dyed package of yarn. Many of the design could also be knitted in a single color or multi-colored yarn. Lots of variety in terms of size of project, knitting technique and style. Illustrations throughout.

Sizing is not consistent from pattern to pattern. Diagrams are provided with measurements for the sweaters. Larger sized knitters may find that many of the patterns are too small.
Bin
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.

I loved this book! The moment I turned the pages, I already have a few ideas for my next knitting projects for this year. The instructions were very clear and informative. The designs are simply amazing. This book is a great resource for whoever wants to learn color-shifting techniques.
Gwen
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book is well written, great ideas for a knitter. Like any other kind of knitting book or pattern, you have to adapt to what yarn you already have. I certainly don't get a pattern, then buy that specific yarn to knit it. ...more
Dianna
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Big beautiful photos fill this pattern book and there are several projects I hope to try. Each of the sweater patterns come in a variety of sizes, including larger ones which are often ignored. Some of the designs don’t show any gradient that I can see, but the ones that do are beautiful.
Beverley
Nov 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: other
I loved the cover of this book, i think that would have got me to pick the book up, I could see the technique working well on shawls and blankets, I did try out a two-toned shawl/scarf and after some careful study, i was able to work out how to work the pattern and it looked pretty. However, you can buy yarn that is already dyed to create the same effects. As for the patterns, they were somewhat outdated, but you could use the same technique on your favourite pattern. I would knit Ombre eyelet s ...more
Cynthia
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Specifically for knitters, this book helps crafters take advantage of the wide range of gradient colored yarn sets currently on the market. Some basics of using the color wheel are included in the introduction, followed by a good number of projects patterns using gradient colors: socks, sweaters, shawls, and mittens. The editor wisely advises knitters to go to the yarn shop and physically mix and match colors for new projects, rather than simply buying materials online. This book is great for an ...more
Hanna
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a knitter who has dabble in gradient play, and looked for guidance on the net, this was a great intro, telling techniques, showing the results, and talking about best case scenarios for using them as well. Expert recommendations that are easy to apply to real life projects. There are projects for every level of ambition and knitting bravery. There are certainly some images that I wished were in here, with some projects not fully showing the object as it transitions between colors and rather h ...more
Leyla Johnson
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I like this book as it gives me the freedom and explains the know-how to knit my own gradient colours. How many of us have brought a ball of wool which has been commercially gradient, only to be disappointed as the colours are too random or come at the wrong place in the row to work for your knitted article.
This book gives you the information to blend the colours yourself, and the patterns gives an idea of how to make it look seamless.
This is a very informative book, certainly very readable, ea
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Norah Gibbons
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Gradient Style edited by Kerry Bogert is a good primer for those who have been seeing all the lovely gradient knits that abound lately and wondering where to start. It has beautiful photographs, informative illustrations, interesting patterns and easy to understand instructions. The colour wheel lessons are helpful to anyone wanting to explore colour theory further and I do recommend adding this book to your ...more
Lou
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This if a fabulous knitting book. With all of the new yarns on the market at last an answer to how to knit them and get the results you want. Great patterns. Already have several on my list of what to knit. You will love this book!
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