Friday, 21 September 2012

Swatch

I think I know what these few rows will be, I'm a little concerned that the variegated yarn is too pale to stand out against the grey but may well give this a test knit as is.

I'm working on lots of things at the minute and I haven't tended to swatch very often until now - preferring instead to test knit the item first and work the issues out afterwards when I can see the whole effect.

I scribble my ideas in a notebook or whatever comes to hand and work from there most of the time. Designing knits fills a lot of my mind and you can imagine the notebooks and scraps fill up pretty quickly - I've learned some lessons along the way, stapling the ball band to my notes for a start. I keep coming across ideas from a while ago and have no idea what yarn I used or what yardage it was, that's fairly useless when it comes to sharing with people, ah well we live and learn!

What's involved in your creative process?

2 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks amazing. I wish I could knit. I'm only ok at the very basics!

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope to release the swatch as a full pattern as soon as I can figure out what I want to do with it - I'd be happy to help you through the stitches if you wanted to give it a try (if you want the finished item of course)
      Clo x

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