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.
This is truly a beginner level design - if you can do basic knitting, you can make this.
I don't know about you, but I love a sharp dressed man! I designed this while on a trip to England and France this summer. The yarn is natural, non dyed Bluefaced Leicester DK by West Yorkshire Spinners, Yorkshire, England.The yarn is so soft and provides wonderful stitch definition. I was wanting to design a scarf in neutral colors, that look classy and smart for a more formal dressy occasion, perhaps paired with a long wool coat over a business suit for the coldest of big city days. Although I had men in mind while creating this, the end result would look just as wonderful for ladies - perhaps a little shorter and in pastel or bright color.
Instead of a fringe finish to the ends, I decided on a textured statement finish - a simple yet effetive broken rib.
Now all I need is a volunteer sharp dressed man to model it!
4" / 10cm = 22 Sts. and 24 rows in stocking stitch on US6 / 4mm knitting needles.
500 yards of DK weight