A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western ...
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western Fiberscapes" where I take my design influence from the photographs I take and other's I admire and turn them into fiberscapes. Knitting, is very therapeutic to me, it slows me down and centers me. I started creating my own patterns in 2011, just, well because and was amazed they sold on etsy. It was just a fun little hobby that earned me some holiday and yarn money that year. But, I got hooked (no pun intended!) and really love the creative process, combining stitches for textures along with combined with the math calulation.
Sometimes I find an interesting stitch technique and fabric and imagine a design in it. Sometimes it takes many weeks and trial and errors to work something out. I can't tell you how many times I start, get 1/2 way and then pull it out and start again!
As of fall 2015, I'm becoming more focused on the artistic side of knitting. I've been studying mosaic knitting, which I love and playing with blending color - as with Canyonlands. "Navaho Sunsets" has a mix of mosaic and blending colors, while "Eagle Mountain" was inspired by the bald eagles soaring on the thermals above the mountain and canyon behind my house in the foothills of Colorado and Native American art and symbols..
I'm always willing to help my customers with any questions and welcome feedback to improve or add patterns that customers suggest.
You get two patterns or versions in one. This is a super textured pattern created from just knit and purl stitches, laid out in a double parallelogram pattern. It is very easy, suitable for a beginner and will knit up in a jiffy to make a stylish button scarf cowl or a long scarf for either men or women.
I've shown the cowl version and added statement coconut buttons, but you can chose to leave the buttons off, change the style of buttons - it's up to you.
A long version turns the pattern from length ways to horizontal and makes a cozy wrap around scarf to keep the bitterest cold out.
Cowl will require 2 balls / approx 180yds
Long Scarf will require 5 balls / approx 500 yds
9st x 13 rows = 4" / 10cm on US 13 / 9mm knitting needles
200 yards of Bulky weight