Tempting Glances.

Over the last few posts I’ve talked about the process I go through when I’m designing a garment. That’s not to say that it’s my only method – it all depends on the inspiration – but it is my more usual way of working.

The next part of the process is the one that takes the longest. I actually have to knit the thing. Don’t get me wrong – this is not a hardship – but it can be a little daunting at first. Mainly will it look the way I want it to? I’ve found you can swatch all day but it’s not quite the same as when it’s on the needles and starting to finally exist. Usually within the first few repeats I know for certain.

So having knitted nearly half of my graveyard inspired stole, I thought I’d share some first glimpses with you.

Interesting edge detail happening here.

Drop stitches make ladders inspired by the railings I took photos of. I like the way they “frame” the stole.

The lace work looks rather like circular church

The yarn really shows off the twisted stitches on the right.

As I said, I’m about halfway through so still plenty of work to do but it’s really taking shape and I can’t wait to finish it and show you the final piece.


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