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Saturday, 12 May 2012

WILD KNITTING




I needed 160g Noro sock yarn to knit this shawl using short rows, garter stitch and lace patterns randomly. This "wild" knitting is very liberating and absolutely addictive.
The shawl drapes nicely and the long colour repeats of the Noro yarn are wonderful for this way of knitting.

Fuer dieses Tuch gestrickt mit verkuerzten Reihen, kraus rechten Maschen und Lochmustern habe ich 160g Noro Socken Garn gebraucht. Diese Art des "spontanen" Strickens - man setzt die o.g. Musterelemente nach Lust und Laune ein - macht einen Riesenspass und die langen Farb- Rapporte des Noro Garns bringen die Muster besonders gut zur Geltung.

6 comments:

Carol said...

I just love it! It makes me think of the sea, sands and breezes. The idea of takling something as free as your 'wild' knitting would give me nightmares.

linda said...

Thanks, Carol, I am glad you like it. I am sorry however, that the idea of "wild knitting" gives you nightmares. It is very liberating and you would be amazed at how many ideas come to the surface you were not aware you had :-)

Carol said...

Maybe - I did find Marina's lead on free fabric dyeing exciting. I need to have an end picture firmly fixed in my mind before I start though. That kind of destroys free work.

linda said...

no, it doesn't. you do start with an idea of what you want your finished piece to look like, of the effect you want to achieve. however, you don't work with a detailed pattern but come up with new ideas along the way which can make your final piece even more interesting than you originally thought it would be.

Maryelaine Harris said...

Do you have any hints for beginning a piece like this. Pattern???? At least, where to begin.

Anonymous said...

Maryelaine! this is essentially a "wingspan" you'll find it on "ravelry.com".