Friday, August 14, 2009
Colorwork is something I have been a bit scared of. I've always thought that it's difficult and the result will not be something I would love - like there's too much of something and that something is too decorative. But not any more!
I have in mind a few wonderful colorwork ideas (at least in my mind they seem great...), but before trying to see how those ideas come together I needed to get rid of my fear of colorwork. So I took out Knitting Without Tears, scribbled some colorwork patterns on paper and casted on. Then a few days later I found the beautiful designs by Jared Flood in his pamphlet Made in Brooklyn - and I had copy some ideas from his design Stilwell (rav).
Pattern: Seamless Yoke Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann, modified a bit.
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Alpaka Fashion
Needles: 5 mm, 4 mm
It was so much fun! After a hard few rows I got used to changing color and the tension started to be loose enough. Now I can start to think about those colorwork ideas of mine more thoroughly and see if they are up to any good.