Happy Saturday Everyone,
I will be teaching a class in combining knitting
and crochet Free Form at the Knit and Crochet
Conference in California at the end of the month.
Last week I decided to try to make a new jacket to
wear in the fashion show. If I don't finish it, it will be
used as part of my workshop :-)
I wanted this piece to be much lighter in weight
than most of my free form designs, and I also
wanted to stretch my mind again.
I like to test out different techniques, try to
create really different looks, and I love to
combining knitting and crochet.
Usually my free form is just that, I do not try for
any symmetry, but this time as I said, I want something
a little different.
Just the beginning -- I tried reversing two crocheted
pieces that will become part of the front sections.
When I want to create a specific shape, I usually
make a template to follow. Both knitted pieces
will also become part of the front. The stitch used here
is a slipped stitch.
I used the template trick on these pieces also. The
base is knitted garter stitch, I slipped stitch around
the edges and did some surface crochet with ribbon
for some added interest.
I hope to get a lot done this weekend, I'll keep you posted.
Have a great weekend!