My mini electric eel wheel has allowed me to explore spinning up yarns this year. With a variety of fibers, I’ve been able to explore very fine barber pole yarns to chain-plied long run color transitions.
On March 29, Kurt printed a variation of an old design that had been sitting dormant and neglected, having never seen the light of day. Until now! It felt like a good way to start off 2020 and a much-needed bright spot during these otherwise unusual days. The edition features a randomized mix of colors in a tight edition of 19. All signed, dated, and numbered.
Somehow never got around to posting this little gem from 2019. Another one that was years in the making and finally wrapped up late last year. Four colors on mustard yellow stock. In the shop if you want it.
It’s that time again – design time. I’ve had fun this year exploring a bunch of different techniques and patterns that have influenced the direction of my own design for this season of fingerless gloves.
I started sketching some patterns with both colorwork and texture in mind and decided to explore both techniques using on design. Hopefully, this will be the first in a small series of patterns on the theme. This first pattern explores stripes and ribs. I love how different the design looks based on technique.
Both patterns are bundled together so you can explore both!
The colorwork version utilizes stranded knitting to create a graphic pattern in stockinette. Please be sure to loosely strand the colors in back to create a flat fabric and avoid bumpy sections between colors.
Glove length: 8.5 in (21.6 cm), Flat width: 3 in (7.6 cm) – larger in thumb gusset area.
Yarn: Worsted weight, two colors; MC: 70 yds, CC: 60 yds
The texture version uses knit and purl stitches to create texture, perfect for showing off solid and semi-solid color yarn.
Glove length: 7 in (17.8 cm), Flat width: 3 in (7.6 cm) – larger in thumb gusset area.
Yarn: Worsted weight, 100 yds
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles – set of 4 recommended.
These fingerless mitts knit from the bottom cuff up.
They are knit in the round.
• Knitting in the round
• Increase & Decrease
The changing* of the seasons has really lightened my mood. Sure, I love summer for the beaches and mountains and pools and ice cream and general carefree fun, but the soul-crushing heat and humidity has finally pushed me to the breaking point. Summer 2018 seemed especially hot and, though I’m not certain we broke any records, it definitely was long.
Now it’s time to get back back out to the workshop and make it happen. And I’m ready. Seriously, that statement can’t be circled, underlined or highlighted enough. My summer days were filled with sketching and color studies in anticipation of that very moment the clock struck Labor Day. Each day arrived filled with ideas and inspiration. Nights were filled with dreams awash in weirdo, day-glo colors.
So humidity, if you hear me, get your act together and move along. My screens are prepped, colors are ready and it’s time to get to work.
*Autumn does not actually begin until September 23rd.
Just locked in two colors on this new screenprint for 2018. I’ve been very much looking forward to exploring more hard-edged, geometric abstraction this year and Untitled was an awesome design with which to kickstart the season.
Seriously, is there anything more exciting than designing a multi-color piece and locking in that final color on the print run? It’s like putting in that last piece of a jigsaw puzzle. The thrill never gets old.