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18 january, 2007

Inspiration: I was curious to see how the 3 yarn stripe from yesterday would work as the background for a fair isle.  I like the seeming complexity that this simple technique produces.
Yarn: Rowan's Cotton Glace, Rowan's Wool Cotton, Garns Studio's Silk Tweed       
Needles: US 4
Stitch: Combination of garter stitch and stockinette stitch.
Source: Fair Isle design is #33 "Crazy Curl" from Fancy Feet by Anna Zilboorg.
Techniques: Simple stripe; 3 yarns, 1 row each.  Color stranding ; pinks were the dominant yarns.

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I think when you stripe a few harmonious colors they end up looking very rich against contrasting colorwork designs -- it's a lot more depth than you get with just two solid colors. Your three-colored stripes gave me some inspiration for what to do with some Rowan Denim I just bought -- thanks!

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 18, 2007 6:27:52 PM

Wow, I really like just the stripes yesterday. But this swatch is fabulous.

Posted by: Dena | Jan 18, 2007 8:24:02 PM

I love this swatch. Very dramatic. And, once again, you've inspired me. I got the Vogue Stitchionary 3 Color Knitting as a Christmas gift, which was perfect timing. I've been swatching, although with limited colors, but enjoying every minute. I'm having a ball with this.

Posted by: Anne | Jan 19, 2007 8:30:53 AM

Very lovely. I am enjoying your swatch series. It is interesting to see how one swatch inspires another. I like getting peeks into another person's creative process, as it inspires my own.

In addition to knitting, I bead, and I think the monochromatic striping with a "fair isle" type pattern in a contrast could work well in bead weaving also. Thanks for the idea!

Posted by: Brenda | Jan 19, 2007 10:56:45 AM

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