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24 february, 2007

I'm battling a case of Knitter's Block over my design for the baby blanket and have decided to stew on it for a few days and shift swatching gears.

I love combining two colors for a simple 2 row stripe -- it's amazing how colors play off each other.  For this swatch, I was looking for two shades of blue that would give me enough contrast without screaming stripe, stripe, stripe.  I'm happy with the results and am comtemplating knitting this quick vest with a few vertical String of Purls added to the back -- just for good luck.

Yarn: Jamieson's Double Knitting in Admiral Blue and Pacific.
Needles: US 5
Gauge: 21 stitches in 4 inches over stockinette stitch

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Good afternoon Nona, I like the simplicity of the vest and I think the string of pearls will certainly add a little 'umph' to it. Lol.

With you mentioning your interest in stripes and the effects of colours, I thought you might want to check out Bridget Riley, an artist who loves working with the effects of colour and stripes. I first encountered her in the 80's and went to and exhibition of hers at the Tate a few years ago.

Here's a link.

If you scroll down the the bottom, there are a few more links work, especially the Optical Art link, you might want to look at.


(If you it doesn't work; I typed in Briget Riley in Google's Images)

Posted by: angel | Feb 25, 2007 4:41:13 AM

The vest is cool, but do you have the super-squeezy giant floral pattern pants to go with it?

Posted by: becky c. | Feb 25, 2007 8:48:51 AM

I'm afraid of strong stripes too. Have you swatched using two strands- one with the contrast and the other with itself? Or try one main colour and stripe it with two separate co-ordinates.
I love the Simply Shetland. I was in Mendocino where it was shot and I loved the wool shop there.

Posted by: Angie | Feb 25, 2007 2:10:57 PM

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