Friday, April 30, 2010

Inspiration

I printed out a few charts from books at the Antique Pattern Library site.



These are embroidery charts (and they are just about enough to make me want to take up cross stitching), but obviously there is potential for knitting color work there, too. Plus, they are just fun to look at.

I'm awfully fond of that blue and white one running vertically in the middle, and it would present no great technical challenge. Some of the others (like the big one on the top left), have long spaces between color changes: too long for basic "Fair Isle" color stranding - but double knitting? Armenian? (don't know that technique yet, but could learn it).

Lots of possibilities.

2 comments:

kmkat said...

I am intrigued by your idea of doing that pattern on the left in double knitting. You are amazing!

Elizabeth said...

Charts like that always get my blood flowing!