Summer School – Colorwork – Crimes
I’m taking a bit of time off this month, but I wanted to make sure you had something to do while I’m napping (or, more likely, sweeping out the garage, getting drywall dust out of my cabinets, or planning next year’s projects…but napping sounds better).
On Mondays, I’ll introduce a topic or skill and provide a bunch of links and resources to help you learn more. Later in the week, I’ll show off a few favorite patterns so you can do some homework. The featured patterns will be on sale for one day each, so come back each weekday to see if there’s something that catches your eye!
So normally, if you’re making slip stitch patterns (or even traditional colorwork for that matter), you slip your stitches with the yarn held in back. But you totally don’t have to. You can bring that yarn to the front and slip it right out in the open for all the world to see. And then, if that isn’t enough, you can pick that slipped yarn up on a subsequent row and…do stuff with it.
And that stuff? That stuff isn’t hard. It’s just ‘oh, reach down and grab that strand and knit it’ or ‘grab it and do a decrease with it’ or ‘give it a little twist.’ But wow does it look nifty. I tend to think it actually looks like you’ve done something unspeakably fancy (I knit these things, and even I sometimes look at them and go ‘how the heck does that work…that’s clearly magic’), even though all you really did is slip your yarn in front instead of in back.
All three of these rely on slipping stitches out front and then manipulating them. All three are a great way to show off a fancy yarn (especially one you don’t have a bunch of or one that’s proven a bit recalcitrant in other stitch patterns). And all three will leave you feeling unspeakably clever in the end!
Entrapment, Collusion, and Misprision are each 25% off just for today with the code SUMMER SCHOOL (technically, it’s 12:01 am to 11:59 pm eastern time on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 if you want to get very particular). You can use it on any or all of the patterns (you don’t have to buy all three or just buy one, you can get whichever ones you want). Come back tomorrow for more improper colorwork!