Thursday, December 9, 2021

Stripes on Stripes

As ya'll know, I love me a scrappy pattern/design/knit and Stripes on Stripes clearly shows that! 

Stripes on Stripes is actually a combination of a few of my different designs. The shaping and edging is from Drop the Fringe and the striped bind off is from Wishing. I just had this picture in my head of colors and striping and then connecting the edging with stripes going to other way!  

Most of my designs come as a visual in my head, I actually have a picture of what the shawl should look like before I even start knitting it. Stripes on Stripes came out exactly as it was supposed to and I'm in love. The shaping is an asymmetric triangle which makes it easy to wrap and then the bind off. 

The fringe is made from dropping stitches so you don't have to be too precise with the length of your ends because you'll be giving it a trim. 

Stripes on Stripes was developed to use up precious leftovers and tell your color story! To be a scrapbook of your knit projects. 

A lot of designs are made for knitters to purchase more yarn, myself included, Stripes on Stripes steps away from that call and asks you to use what you have. To create a color palette that is uniquely your own. 

I exclusively used fingering weight yarn but the shawl can be adjusted to a heavier weight yarn just by changing the needle size to fit the weight. I can't wait to see your color palette for Stripes on Stripes! 

-- Sierra