Carol Feller Knitting with Rainbows, a book of knitting ideas with gradient sets and gradient yarns, was the feature of today’s Yarn Thing with Marly Bird.
Carol called into the podcast from her home in Ireland. Most kids learn to knit in primary school. She remembers making fingerless gloves as part of her schooling. Her aunt also used to run a yarn shop, and imported all kinds of yarns. Carol experimented with thing for herself and her dolls. As a teenager the needles were set aside, studied art and flipped back and forth to engineering. When her son was a few months old, she heard of a new yarn shop in Dublin and she picked it up again, with learning to read patterns. Like so many she began tweaking patterns and had a pattern published after a year in Interweave Knits.
Carol found that unless she was knitting/designing she was unhappy. She tends to work on garments, personally, often with cables but she’s strongly attracted to color now. Her first book, Contemporary Irish Knits, was the result of questions about what was happening in knitting in Ireland. Short Row Knits was her re-engineering how to accomplish short-rows when she was so unhappy with the wrap-and-turn method. Carol has also done some self-publishing and finds benefits with both working with a publisher and publishing things on her own. Her newest book, Knitting with Rainbows is her fascination with gradient yarns. She says Laura Nelkin began her in this direction with a set of mini skeins that was 15 colors of just 40 yards a piece that she stared at for eighteen months. In her study of the types, she found that some blended so subtly, and some were very striking. In garments, it requires a bit more work. Carol has carefully designed each piece in the book to really make the yarns stand out.
You can follow Carol Feller through her website: www.StolenStitches.com also Facebook and Twitter, and she has a Ravelry Designer page and a Fan Group. Carol has visited Yarn Thing podcast before, in 2011, here is the link. An e-book of Knitting with Rainbows can be purchased through Ravelry, you can purchase other books of Carol’s through Amazon with Marly’s affiliate code, CLICK HERE.
If you missed getting to hear this LIVE it is still available as an archived episode where it aired: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/12/06/carol-feller-knitting-with-rainbows or with your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio. There is also Video from Marly’s Facebook page CLICK HERE to watch.