And Kaffe Fassett is the King of Color.
"I love the structure of geometric things, but let color be King."
Kaffee Fassett had a book signing at Knitty City this evening. OH MY! Many of his designs may not be my cup of tea, but I have to admire the creativity and genius of his designs and colorwork.
Kaffe (rhymes with "safe"), makes it all look so easy. Have fun, play with color is his message. Says he, "Take my designs and put your personality into it by using your own colors." "If you can count to 10, then you can follow the charts." "There's not much to knitting. It's all so easy, once you learn the technique."
The Gridlock Throw:
The Dark Daisies Sweater:
The Houses Vest:
Foolish Virgins Scarf:
Brandon Mably demonstrated how to link one color to another by twisting the yarns around each other where they meet on the wrong side.
And did I mention how blue Kaffe Fassett's eyes are?
I bought Kaffe's new book and took some time looking through it as one would peruse an art book. Like I said above: OH MY! I could spend the rest of my life studying the designs and colors of many of the items.
I'm not exactly going to cast on any of them, however, perhaps a very small colorwork project inspired by these incredible items may be on my knitting agenda soon.
Kaffe Fassett will be making another NYC appearance this week on Thursday, November 1 at 6:00PM in the Haft Auditorium at FIT. (West 27th St, Bldg C). Neither pre-registration nor tickets are required.
And check out Margaret's blog for a peek at her gorgeous Kaffe Fassett sweaters that are on display at Knitty City.