Margaret Radcliffe makes this easier by demonstrating how colors work in all kinds of techniques, from the common (stripes, slip-stitch
patterns, intarsia, and stranded colorwork) to the uncommon (mosaic, helix, shadow, modular, and double knitting).
Barbara Benson has been experimenting with the fusion of mosaic knitting and lace stitches over the past few years, and has created "Mosaic & Lace Knits: 20 Innovative Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch
Colorwork and Lace Techniques", a truly impressive collection of 20 shawls, cowls, scarves, hats, and other accessories.
Knits: Simple Colorwork Cowls, Scarves, and Shawls is for knitters who want to focus on creating different knitted color patterns by purposely slipping stitches.
Use a slip-stitch
selvedge to give a firm edge (slip first stitch knitwise then knit to the end of the row).
Then take your needle and thread and slip-stitch
the hem, taking care not to have any stitching showing through.
An unusual slip-stitch
pattern worked in two colors creates a stunning fabric for this unisex scarf.
Now even the most novice of needlecrafters can add a whole new dimension to their knitting projects by utilizing gradient colors with help from "Gradient Knits: 10 Lessons and Projects Using Ombre, Stranded Colorwork, Slip-Stitch
, and Texture" by Tanis Grey (who was the Yarn Editor of Vogue Knitting).