For Christmas this year I made some mittens for someone very close to me! I used basketweave stitch and ribbing and also applied the ‘afterthought’ thumb technique (which I had also done previously).
I really enjoyed creating these as the wools were so soft! To learn how to do an afterthought thumb, which I now swear by, YouTube it and go to Kelly’s mitten classes as I found her videos extremely straightforward and helpful!
You will need to cast on a multiple of 8sts
Rows 1-5: *K4, P4, rep from * to the end
Rows 6-10: *P4, K4, rep from * to the end
Rep rows 1-10 to form pattern.
So I’ve been on hiatus from my ‘Project of the Year’ blanket for a few months, but over the Christmas break I decided to pick it up again and go for it! I have completed another 4 squares and learnt how to use cable knit ☺️
I know I havent posted anything in a while, I honestly just haven’t got around to writing the posts but i have been up to lots of crafty stuff lol 👏🏻✨
Here’s some old work I did for college that I thought woild be good to add:
This was me experimenting with typography using knitting for a graphic design project. I used 2 unusual yarnsi had left over from my ‘project of the year’ (which i’m still working on). One of the yarns is called firecracker and it’s like fuzzy silk. And the other changed weight and I like to think it looks a bit like mermaid hair!!!
Also here is a picture of a massive phonotrope I made for my 3D materials project. I crocheted some sunflowers and progressively added more and more petals to create a ‘blossoming’ effect when its animated.
More updates to come soon!!! Merry christmas 🎄 🎅 ❄️
For my new course at college (Foundation diploma in Art and Design) we were set a project called “I Am”. We had to create 6 outcomes that were 10 X 10 that expressed something about who we are. Of course, for this i had to include some knitting!¡ 😅
I was inspired by the work of Solene Lebon-Couturier, who creates knitted portraits. I thought I would have a go at creating my own, using intarsia and fair isle techniques!:
I can’t wait experiment more with using knitting as a medium in art!¡ ✌️😄
So i created this neat little intarsia cheat sheet in my sketchbook and also to help me remember the processes to use when knitting! Hope u enjoy 🙏🏻✌️
I have conpleted 4 more squares of my blanket for the Project of the Year ☺️
These squares are super similar to some I’ve done before so I thought I’d get them out of the way! Up next is cable…! 😲✌
So, this time I decided to try one of my own designs of a spooky eye. I think the eyelashes could of come out better but I’m pleased overall 👁
Im still knitting my blanket and going to be trying cable really soon!!! Here is my design: