A workbook of color and texture techniques and effects is what "The Knitter's Palette" by Kate Haxell is all about. "Expand your hand-knitting horizons with this comprehensive and creative guide to the myriad color and texture opportunities that yarns, stitch patterns and techniques have to offer."
Photographs of more than 400 swatches and line drawing tutorials are clear and cover color, texture, embroidery and beading, Intarsia, Aran, stranded, stripes, slip stitch and stitch work. An introduction helps you to navigate and get the most out of this book's nine chapters. Tips and advice as well as pitfalls to avoid, accompany each technique under 'knitting notes' help you master them.
The 'understanding color' section will help you to combine and develop color palettes, balance and make the most of your projects. Kate will show you how to add texture and detail to plain knitting.
This is not a one time read. There aren't any patterns, but a wealth of information in an easy format that you will reference often.