Posted on May 30, 2004 by knittingpatterns4you | 3 Comments

So I sold my first pattern yesterday! I made an earflap hat design for a yarn distribution company and dropped it off yesterday to positive reviews. That feels wonderful! She gave me more yarn and instructions to design a shawl, which I thought would be easy. However I'm having a hell of a time coming up with a good stitch pattern for this handpainted yarn, especially because the company specifically specified they want EASY and NOT GARTER STITCH.

I'm off to search for texture patterns that break up the color blotches. . . if you know of any off the top of your head, let me know, please!

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June 01, 2004

I like double moss stitch (seed stitch in US?, ie k2, p2 then next row p2 K2, then p2K2, then K2P2, gives a kind of running diamonds effect.

I am also intrigued by your Chiagu venture as I am thinking about knitwear design at the moment. Hope all goes well with it and I look forward to seeing the first edition. Perhaps one day I’ll design something worthy of it!
Best wishes,
Kat in London, UK


June 04, 2004

I’ve had good luck with varigated/handpainted yarns and seed (moss) stitch. The little purl nubs often make the difference between that color and the rows above and below it more obvious.

A loose-gauge seed stitch retangular wrap, maybe?


May 31, 2004

would entrelac be too difficult ? It breaks up the color nicely. Betsy in Sacramento

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