1) Vertical Caterpillar Stitch
2) Harris Tweed Stitch
3) Diamond Seed Stitch
|Woooooo apologies for the pictures, my friends. I'm doing this post late at night and have no natural light.|
This is the pattern I was most dubious about when looking at the page. Who would ever want a knitted garment with fuzzy yarn caterpillars running down the front of it? A few weeks ago, when working the Horizontal Dash Stitch swatch, I felt the same way. But this time I was pleasantly surprised.
|Vertical Caterpillar Swatch|
SWATCH 2: Harris Tweed Stitch
I love me a reversible stitch pattern. Truly, I do. And I'll be honest, I usually just think scarf whenever I meet one, but Harris Tweed is different. I want to make him into a washcloth. Strange, I know. I'm not really a washcloth knitter. I've made a few, but somehow the whole finished object high doesn't come for me when all I made is a square. No matter how cute that square (or circle) is. I've made a lacy flower shaped one, and a few square ones with different stitch patterns, but haven't really had much pull in the washcloth direction. But I think that Harris Tweed would make a nice one.
|Harrison Tweed Swatch|
|Diamond Seed Swatch (Looking more attractive than in real life- it's that bad)|
Anyways tune in next week for..........
A recap of the entire first section of the book, including my favorite stitch patterns, least favorite, errors, and inexcusable defects.
I'm going to take some time to pretty up my swatches (i.e. block them) and pose them all for a big family photo. I realized that I'd have to take an extra day to pretty up the swatches when I realized that I'm going to have to do lace later on and I'd really like to have the same sort of procedure the whole book through. Also, I may be scared to start on the vertical patterns.