Sweater update - working in color #3 on skein of yarn #5. (alternating colors every other row to help blend them. Color #3 is quite a bit brighter, so I’m anxious to see how this turns out.) This won’t be done for the March 4th date for the Green Camel Gathering (my favorite local crafting … Continue reading
Absolutely giddy. That’s how I felt yesterday when I finished the border and reinforced the arm holes of my circular vest. The Finnish 2+2 stitch knotwork border sucked up yarn so fast! I had to go buy more of the blue yarn. Much to do today, so I’ll keep the post short.
As I was about to start working on the knotwork edging for “the vest that never ends”, it occurred to me to try the knot I wanted with a couple different stitches. I want the knotwork edge to be crisp and clear, yet only require a chain of stitches and the stitches quick and easy … Continue reading Study of Knotwork vs Stitches
Yesterday I found my Danish friend Maria is working with knotwork too for the Nalbinding Festival in Denmark. So there’s 3 of us now, that I know of. Oh I wish I could go to the festival! Maybe next year… Last night I attempted 3 more knots as I work through my old knotwork book. … Continue reading More Tinkering with Knotwork – Study in Which Knots Work Well with Nalbinding
Several bits and pieces on how to do the scarf were scattered in my blog posts. But it wasn’t a real tutorial and a few important tidbits were missing. So I’ll write down the process for those who would like to make their own nalbound knotwork items with more complicated knots. For my examples, I … Continue reading Knotwork Tutorial II
Whew! Just finished up this little “I just had to try it” experimental scarf last night so it could some with me to knitting Sunday at my local yarn shop. The knotwork went pretty quickly because I wasn’t counting it and the edging even more quickly (even though I had to count that). Just had … Continue reading “Knots of Insanity” completed…and now I promise to be good
The nalbinding knotwork bug is still biting. Just after the cowl was finished, I dug out my trusty old (20+ years old) copy of Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction. I tried several different knots. The ones with large gaps do not seem to work nicely with my attempts. But tight close together knots like the … Continue reading More Knotwork Experiments and Progress on “The Vest that Never Ends”
Yes, yes. I should be working on my circle vest to have it done before the end of February for the Green Camel Gathering fiber arts event. But I got distracted, you see. A spiffy knotwork headband post from one of the Facebook groups inspired me this week to start to learn how to do … Continue reading Nalbound Knot Work Cowl + Knotwork Pretzels Tutorial