This project tackled a few items on my to do list:
- Design a stranded knitting pattern
- Work on my stranded knitting technique
- Try out the Morris & Sons Maya baby alpaca yarn that I’ve been swooning over in their shop
Following my stranded knitting experiment, I settled on a quick project that would test out my skills. A headwarmer!
Oh dear, it didn’t go as I’d hoped.
I made up a basic repeatable pattern and knit it up with 10 ply (aran) yarn. As a flat piece I think this would have worked out well after blocking. As a piece of headgear it unfortunately falls short in the most important factor – horizontal stretch. Continue reading
My recent obsession with knitting stripes has been a lead in to trying stranded colourwork knitting. I love the look of two-colour knits for socks, mittens, beanies and jumpers and I’ve been keen to try it out.
There are many different techniques and holds for both continental and English-style stranded colourwork knitting so if the following doesn’t work for you, don’t give up, check out some articles and videos, and you’ll find the most comfortable method for you. Continue reading