So I’ve been overwhelmed with excitement after getting hold of this book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe.
There is so much in it in terms of using colours together, techniques for working with colour change yarns and more, so I decided to start at the beginning of the book with the slip stitch patterns.
The first is waffle check. I’d never experimented with slip stitch patterns before and find they make a dense fabric due to the tension between the rows. Maybe good for the soles of socks for this reason but I’d have to work out how to have more rows on the sole than the top of the foot.
Next will be ‘Two-tone lattice’!
I don’t just knit! This time I’m making a bullroarer! I’ve made one before which was really exiting as I didn’t know what sound to expect! Here is a recording of it: This time I’m making a much bigger one which should make a lower pitch.
This shawl has been sitting around for months waiting to be re blocked. I’m looking forward to wearing it again!
Body done! Sleeves are also done and I’m currently knitting the neckband (that’s it in the second photo!). If I continue to have a horrible cold for the next few days it should be finished before next weekend :D