It’s been a while I wanted to put myself out of my comfort zone and create a pattern.
And I needed some stripes in my life too 🙂
Thinking about it, last year, at that exact same time, I still barely could follow a pattern, and was improvising knittings and crochet things (but most of all : always knitting the same thing, over again – but let’s not talk about this, right ?) 🙂
And then I tried !
But, well, how to say this… you know, there are still a lot to do, as you’ll see later on this post : I just couldn’t manage myself to write the damn pattern ! I get quickly bored to stop knitting to write how to knit it, thinking then I’ll do it later, and then, ending not doing it at all.
But well, since the idea was to knit some of my colors from my store (because that’s why it’s so great to be an indie dyer, right ? You’ve got plenty of yarn all around you and you can pick whatever you love best, to knit it 🙂
So let me know how I knitted this improvisation, hoping you’ll enjoy this, waiting for the day when I’ll be able to write a pattern properly :
464 yards for 100g, knitted with needles size 3.25 mm.
And then, here’s how I did it :
1 – Add a stitch on one side at each row, and for the other side : knit 2 together stitch on a row out of 4
2 – For the pattern, I alternate stripes of increasing size
3 – Each time I started a new color stripe, I alternate eyelets and slipped stitches on stripes
and here is how it looks like once finished ! 🙂
But it looks of course, much better if someone wears it 🙂
and that’s my friend Hélène, from “La Tête dans les Idees” modeling here ! 🙂
and now, my next goal will be to create a pattern, for real this time, and write it, of course !