Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Back To The Drawing Board

The last couple of days, I've been trying to design new pattern stitches that will work well blending multiple colorways of Koigu KPPPM

Swatching, Swatching, Swatching

Ideally, I was hoping to have a fabric with the resulting qualities:
  • Lots of drape
  • Great color blending
  • Reversible, or at least look good on both sides
  • Aesthetically pleasing fabric
I tried about three different stitch patterns and hated them all...they just didn't work at all as I had envisioned.

Then I came up with these two swatches:

Neither of the swatches are exactly what I was looking for, but I learned a lot on both of them.  I'm going to re-knit the top swatch with some changes.  While the second swatch looks the same on both sides, I don't think it's quite as nice looking as the fabric in the first swatch.  And the back of the first swatch looks good too.

Hopefully, I'll have a new Koigu Scarf design to add to the Koigu Cross Stitch Scarf and the Koigu Interlocking Crochet Scarf designs.

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