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Color Block Knits

35 self-striping designs knitted with cake yarns and color wheels

Create 35 beautiful projects with Nicki Trench's vibrant knitting patterns.

Suddenly cake yarns and color wheels are everywhere, and their popularity is no surprise. Not only do they make sewing in yarn ends at every color change a thing of the past, they are also available in every shade of the rainbow. And because they usually contain two or three large stretches of contrasting colors, the effect is more dramatic than the repeated shade changes in variegated yarns. But knitting with cakes and color wheels lends itself better to some makes than to others—throws and shawls can often be made from one large cake, while scarves and hats are perfect makes for smaller and finer yarns. To make the most of these exciting products, Nicki Trench has specially designed 35 projects, including homewares, accessories, makes for babies, and things to wear, and many of them will only take one ball of yarn to make.

Nicki Trench is a bestselling author, crafter, and vegetable grower. She teaches, lectures, and writes features on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating, and hen keeping. Her books include Cute and Easy Crocheted Cozies, Crochet Basics, Cute & Easy Crochet (over 125,000 copies sold), Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers, Geek Chic Crochet, Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, A Passion for Quilting, Super-scary Crochet, and Super-cute Crochet, all published by CICO Books. Visit her website at www.nickitrench.com. Nicki is based in East Sussex, UK.

Featured in ‘The Top 20 Most Influential Craft Books’ in Craft Business

This latest collection from bestselling author Nicki Trench is all about big, bold colourful knits that are guaranteed to brighten your life – Knit Now

...designer, crafter and author Nicki Trench explores the colourful world of these striking yarns and creates beautiful designs to show them off at their best. Highlights include the lovely rainbow-effect Bobble Blanket in Schoppel Wolle Reggae Ombré... and pretty Lace Scarf in Scheepjes Whirl. – Knitting Magazine

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