Written on December 20, 2012
Our topic was knitting interesting shapes, and it was wonderful to spend a whole day playing around with increasing, decreasing and short rows to see what would happen.
This shape was the first one I tried, and uses short rows to create a circle out of simple wedge shapes:
Then I tried another shape, using the same principles but adding casting on and decreases, Alison called this shape a star, mine has come out looking rather like a mutant starfish:
And lastly I had a go at creating a 3d shape using increasing and decreasing, and joining the sections as I went along:
This one reminds me of Snake’s Head Fritillary flowers (although my terrible photograph makes this a little hard to see).
A really enjoyable day, and I am looking forward to experimenting more with the techniques we were practising.