Sunday, June 06, 2010

Serendipitous, Surreptitious Design

There is a crochet stitch pattern in an OLD harmony guide that has been tempting me for a few months now. Last week I started designing a crocheted summer scarf, featuring the pattern.

I just finished a 6" wide sample in Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport in Wave Heather. I purposely used a larger than usual hook for the yarn weight, as I love summer scarves to have drape and flow. It turned out pretty well, but will definitely look better after a bit of blocking magic.

Today I started a narrower version using Knit Picks Felici fingering in Marine Life and it's doing one of those serendipitous things where the pattern makes the yarn, which makes the pattern. I am LOVING IT. I can hardly wait to share it when it's done!! Not too much longer. The pattern is finished, I just need to finish up the samples for photography. And to add more info on using different gauges and how it effects the final look. (The sport weight looks cool, but less structured than this Felici version. I like both, but am utterly charmed by the Felici color changes)
I will have photos sometime this week or next. I am still hoping to finish it in time to use for a featured crochet ad on Ravelry, art work and link to pattern due on Tuesday. We'll see!
(images are of the yarn from knit picks site)


Lene Andersen said...

That stripey thing looks like the ocean off the coast of Denmark. Sigh. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

i love that "can't wait to share!" feeling during designing. :)

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