What I am working on
In this video, I look at "a new design" and talk about the various design decisions that went into the color choices for the motifs.
Finished! This pattern is sold as a stand alone pattern on Ravelry AND as part of a kit which includes the pattern, yarn, project bag, and access to 3 video on the construction of this colorful shawl. BTW, there are 6 hiden animals in the motif bands. Get your kit here.
New unnamed design
I have been working on a new design for a long rectangular shawl and most likely a cardigan. The pattern involves stranded colorwork techniques mixed with a bit of intarsia. I even threw in some knots...because I seemed to be opsessed with them right now.
Adding new colors
One of the biggest occasions for blank looks from students is when the chart indicates the addition of a new color. The truth is…that adding new colors can be just a simple as just starting to knit with the new color. Once a few new stitches are worked, you can break off the old yarn leaving a 3-4 inch tail. Yes, this can cause loose stitches at the beginning of the round… for now, just give the old and new yarn a tug to snug them up. more...