Loom Knitting Color Series
For the past year, I’ve really started to explore color work on the loom. One of the biggest things that attracts anyone to any fiber art is the color work. It creates such beautiful pieces.
I must admit I didn’t realize how many different techniques or types of color work there was when I dove into the nor did I know it would be so addictive.
Color work looks difficult? Overwhelming?
I believed the same thing but after conquering one technique at a time. I can tell you it’s much easier than it looks.
So, I want to share my journey with you by doing a series of color work loom knitting. Each week, I will share with you a new technique with tips along with a pattern featuring that technique.
Let’s get started!
The first place to start is talking about colors. Here are the color trends for
Do you start knitting and then frog it because the colors don't work? Let's talk about colors and how to mix to create the palette you are looking for the first time.
Properties of Color
The hue indicates the name of the family color it belongs to.
Hue = warmth/coolness
Value = light/dark
Tint = add white to the hue
Shade = add black to the hue
Tone = adding black & white to the hue
Light = pastels
Dark = best used in Fall/Winter
Pale = soft or romantic
Bright = Cheerful, inviting
Aspects of Color
Cold- at their brightest dominating and strong would remind you of Winter; increases calm.
Cool- these hues are calm and soothing they evoke emotions of peace and tranquility.
Hot- Aggressive and Strong
Warm- Cheerful, spontaneous and welcoming
How to read and use a Color Wheel
There are three types of color found on the color wheel.
- Primary - Red, yellow, and blue
The only hues that cannot be made by mixing other hues.
2. Secondary- Green, orange and violet
When 2 primary hues are mixed together; found between each primary hue.
3.Tertiary- Red-orange, red-violet and blue-green
When a primary and secondary are mixed together.
Hope you have found this helpful we will continue to talk colors, color palettes as we go through color work techniques each week.