Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Stripes

striped vesty

For a while now I've had this idea for a little layering piece I'd like to knit. I had been planning on doing it in a solid, but then I got the urge to cast on immediately, didn't have enough of the colourway I wanted in stock and would have to dye more. Because I'm impatient and couldn't wait for the yarn to be dyed and dried before casting on, and since this whole thing happened hot off of the heels of my new awesome srappy socks, I decided to do it in stripes! This time I was more deliberate with my choice of colours. I still tried to keep it random-ish, but also balanced.

The thing that I always find when knitting gorgeous stripes like this is that the wrong side of the fabric looks just as good as the right side. I'm always tempted to throw a wrench into the whole operation and go ahead and call the inside the outside. This time I actually did it! FO photo's coming soon, as well as the pattern for this "little layering number". I'm obsessed. 

10 comments:

  1. I love it :-) Can't wait to see the FO pictures. It looks like there will be another project in my Rav Queue in the near futures ;-)

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  2. Purl side out is also great for items where you have to alternate skeins - it kind of feathers the colors together, and makes it less stripey

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  3. When great designer like yourself become obsessed, I become very attentive!
    Pretty colors!

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  4. I love the stripes, and love the purl side out too! I can't wait to see the FO pictures and the pattern! I would love to know how you get it to look so nice and clean on the inside with all those color changes. Maybe you could include a little tip on how you weave in ALL the ends and hide them so well, on the blog post or ravelry? :)

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  5. Love it! I'm rather obessed with stripes at the moment, especially when there are multiple colours. Really looking forward to this pattern!

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  6. Ugh! Looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see!

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  7. oooh- i really like it! you could have a LOT of fun coming up with different colorways for kits. just sayin'. ;)

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  8. Ah, I see now!!! So excited to glimpse the vest in progress. :)

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  9. I hope you come out with the pattern soon...this looks great!

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