Monday, 11 January 2010

Decisions, decisions...

I had to pop into Loop, my LYS, to buy some more yarn for the cardigan I'm working on (more on that later) and some yarn for a friend. I'm trying not to expand my stash as it's already a stupid size, however this Imperial Yarn Pencil Roving was on sale so I somehow managed to come home with 2 rounds of it.

Imperial Stock Ranch Wool

I think I was influenced by the current cold weather as I think I'll make it into a blanket. I've been looking at patterns and have two types of ideas.

One is to use a modular design, maybe in crocheted tessellating shapes or fair-isle repeating squares. I need to make sure the design felts well as I don't think this yarn would stand up to normal wear and tear. It's seems stronger than normal roving but weaker than yarn.

The other idea is to knit something which increases from the centre such as this spiralling design by the mathematical knitters, Woolly Thoughts.

Photo from Woolly Thoughts

My main reason for choosing one of the above styles is so I don't run out of yarn. I don't mind what size this ends up, even if it ends up as just a lap blanket. the mathematical geek in me is drawn to the Woolly Thoughts patterns as I took one of their courses at iknit weekender in September which was brilliant. The knitting geek in me wants to work out my own design.

If you have any ideas for two colour blankets please let me know below.

1 comment:

Vanessa Hubbard said...

Love the mathematical spiral.