This week while working (if you call surrounded by gorgeous yarn, patterns and buttons work), one of my students stopped by Very Knit Shop in Los Gatos, CA to model her completed scarf from class. The focus of the class is to combine 20-30 different yarns, gauges and textures in order to create random blocks of pattern and color.
The gallery downstairs was having an artist’s reception and my student was attending, proudly wearing her scarf.
I’m always surprised when combining different yarns and ribbons with Loopy and Luscious by Natalie Wilson, another option for embellishment adding just the right amount of style and design. For the pattern, checkout http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTloopy.html
Back in the Winter of 2002, www.knitty.com published Loopy and Luscious, http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTloopy.html a scarf pattern designed by Natalie Wilson. Seventy-six yards of “thick-n-thin” yarn and 220 yards of laceweight mohair along with US size 17 needles presents a multitude of possibilities and challenges. The term Scribble Lace describes the juxtaposition of opposites. The uniformity of knit and purl stitches and the organic appearance of combining different gauges of yarn.
Knitting Loopy and Luscious and experimenting with ideas out of Debbie New’s Unexpected Knitting have been on my “to do list” for many years. Well, no longer do I put “my design wants and desires” on hold out of fear. I am no longer afraid to try something new and risk making a creative mistake. After all, isn’t that when the best things happen?