Perspective is Everything!

Leaf Point Stole

I must think that I am tall – I’m not, but I seem to think that I am.  I just finished part 1 of a 3-part pattern.  This is the stole version, with 2 scarves, each a variation on the theme, yet to be created!  Unblocked the stole is 15 inches wide and 75 inches long – blocked it will be about 16 inches wide and 84 inches long – the width is good, but what was I thinking about when I figured the length!?  The pattern will be for a summer workshop that will feature hand-painting with dyes and everything is knit in undyed fibre.

Detail at each end.

I love the look of the stole.  But as I knit it for me, it will be a bit on the long side, maybe it will become a gift for someone.  It will work well as a guideline for the scarves (this is why the first one is for me, it allows for mistakes to be corrected as I go), but sometimes math and swatching do not translate into real life.  In the creative process, intangibles, for example, your, mood, your knitting style changing the gauge over a large project and the yarn, how it responds and lofts over a larger project has an effect as well.  Swatches are full of information, you just have to remember the intangibles and be prepared to adjust!  Things change, and perspective must evolve as well.  Really, I am 6 feet tall and can wear a 7 foot stole!

Embossed Beret - small, medium and large!

The small Embossed Beret is almost finished.  The class starts tomorrow and it will be done in time, only the decreasing rounds are left.  It will give the students a chance to try on all the sizes and decide which one is right for them.  It also allows me to check the pattern and make sure that the decrease rounds for the crown are correct!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Perspective is Everything!

  1. Mary says:

    Lovely berets Lynette 🙂 You’re inspiring me to try out some beads again 😉

    • Thank-you Mary! They are a fun knit and the beads add a little interest. I hope that you do try out the beads again, they just require a little patience for a big payback. At least I think the work is worth the look!

      Happy Knitting

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